On the eve of Halloween, Aaron Rodgers and his Green Bay Packers’ nightmare season went to a brand new degree of scary as they misplaced 27-17 on Sunday evening towards the Buffalo Bills.
The defeat is the Packers’ fourth straight loss, as they slip to 3-5 for the season.
Rodgers threw for 203 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, whereas operating again Aaron Jones continued his glorious season as he added 143 yards on the bottom.
Nevertheless, the Packers protection as soon as once more struggled and couldn’t face up to potential MVP candidate Josh Allen for the entire recreation.
Regardless of being intercepted twice, Allen threw for 218 yards and two touchdowns with extensive receiver Stefon Diggs ending with a game-high six catches for 108 yards, together with a 26-yard landing catch.
Such was the host’s domination, the now 6-1 Bills by no means trailed and equaled their finest begin to a season since 1993.
For the Packers, the loss comes per week after Rodgers known as out the performances of a few of his teammates in what has been an especially underwhelming yr.
Nevertheless, after the defeat – by which Green Bay had been down 24-7 at halftime – Rodgers was extra measured in his response.
“I think the most important thing is to take a beat. After a frustration like this, the last thing you want is to respond in emotion,” mentioned the 38-year-old Rodgers.
“So take a beat, let it sit. There’s not a whole lot to say after the game that is really going to spark the team, I don’t think.”
The poor outcomes on the sphere observe an offseason of turmoil for the Packers.
After hypothesis that Rodgers may both retire or be traded by the crew he’s performed his complete profession for, the four-time MVP signed a three-year contract extension which made him the highest-paid participant in US sports activities on a per yearly foundation.
Nevertheless, simply days later, Rodgers’ favourite extensive receiver and one of many league’s finest, Davante Adams, was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders to the shock of many.
It left Rodgers with a forged of inexperienced extensive receivers and two star operating backs heading right into a season the place expectations had been as soon as once more sky excessive.
The Packers opened its season with a 23-7 loss to division rivals Minnesota Vikings although, however received again on observe by profitable three straight video games.
Nevertheless, 4 consecutive defeats has fully altered the expectations surrounding the Packers, who had been predicted to problem for a Tremendous Bowl title come February.
Green Bay is now three wins behind the Vikings who sit atop the NFC North, and raises the query: in a season when Rodgers turns 39 years previous, can the quarterback and the Packers flip issues round?