On Sunday afternoon, Aaron Rodgers hosted an NFC Championship game at home in Wisconsin for the first time in his storied career. He then lost in the NFC Championship game for the millionth time in his storied career. Yike.
The Green Bay Packers lost 26-31 against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. You obviously can’t put the sole blame on Rodgers who had a pretty good game. He was 33-of-48 for 346 yards with 3 touchdowns and an interception. That should be good enough to win a football game.
The Packers were down by 8 on a 4th and goal from the 8-yard line with around 3 minutes left. Instead of letting the potential MVP of the league go out there and take a shot at tying the game, head coach Matt LaFleur decided to take the ball out of Rodgers’s hands and elected to take a field goal.
Pro tip for EVERY head coach in the league: Kicking a field goal in a one-score game to score 3 points and make it a…….one-score game, is dumb shit.
Aaron Rodgers on Matt LaFleur’s decision to kick the FG late in the 4th qtr:
“It wasn’t my decision.” pic.twitter.com/eZVuCD1igY
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) January 25, 2021
The Packers never got the ball back after the field goal because duh. They took the ball from Aaron Rodgers and gave it to Tom Brady.
Congrats to the Bucs or whatever. Glad Antonio Brown gets a chance at a ring. Couldn’t happen to a better guy.
Now, it’s been widely reported that Aaron Rodgers family isn’t the closest. His lame brother went on The Bachelorette a few years back and cried about not really having a relationship with Aaron and from there, more stories came out about their ice cold communication.
I couldn’t even find a photo of Aaron Rodgers family to use for this article. I found one and it happened after he won the Super Bowl 12 years ago.
Winning a Super Bowl this year would’ve been a catalyst for Aaron to reach out to ma and pa but this L just puts another chip on his shoulder and I’m sure he’s driving home blaming his wack ass brother for what happened against Tampa.
Maybe next year the Rodgers family will have a reunion. Until then, Aaron will continue sleeping with the same type of borderline famous brunette that will dump him after 6 months. As is tradition.