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Packers’ Aaron Rodgers Shoulders Blame For Loss to Titans



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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is taking the blame for yet another Packers loss, as they fell to the Tennessee Titans 27-17 at home on Thursday night to drop their record to 4-7 on the season.

Rodgers is certainly to blame, missing open receivers, taking a sack at a bad time, and looking flat when the Packers needed a win. Rodgers finished the game going 24-for-39 for 227 yards and two touchdowns.

“I’ve got to throw the ball better than I did tonight,” Rodgers said following the game, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.  “Not a lot of margin for error for us and definitely not against a team that gives you some opportunities. We’ve got to have those plays.”

Rodgers said it felt different on Thursday, but couldn’t explain if it was the cold and snowy conditions, or his injured right thumb.

“I couldn’t tell you [or] point to one thing,” Rodgers said. “I’m not going to make excuses about my thumb. It’s been the same since [he hurt it against the] New York [Giants]. I don’t know. I’ve got to go back and look at it.

“I felt like fundamentally I was in a good spot. I just didn’t have the same type of consistent grip and ball coming out the same way. I threw a lot of kind of wobblers tonight. There was some wind. Just missed a few throws I should have had. Definitely the one to Sammy and the one to Allen.”

The Packers season now hangs on the edge of ending, and their chances of winning the NFC North crown seem gone.

“I think last week showed us a lot, the possibilities,” Rodgers said about their prior win over the Dallas Cowboys. “This week we just didn’t play as complementary in all three phases. You’ve got to be excited about the way Christian’s played the last two weeks. Cobby coming back today I think led us in receiving yards. That was a big jolt for us.”


Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.