Final Sunday wasn’t an excellent night time for many who doubted Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers’ quarterback appeared to be in classic type as he drove Inexperienced Bay down the sphere in 37 seconds to set kicker Mason Crosby up for the game-winning 51-yard area purpose to stroll off the 49ers on the street.
On the Pat McAfee Present, which aired Tuesday, Rodgers mentioned he made it a tough night time for some on the market.
“It is a tough night time for a few of these, ‘he does not care’ campers,” Rodgers mentioned. “I really like the sport. I really like competing. There’s nothing prefer it. There’s nothing like having the ball in your fingers with an opportunity to win the sport late within the sport. That is what we dwell for, that is what we dream about. We do not dream about kneel downs within the sport. We dream about, we have got to go down and put the ball in place to both win it with a area purpose or win it with a landing.”
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When San Francisco scored a landing to take the lead over Inexperienced Bay with 37 seconds remaining, there was only a sense that Rodgers was given an excessive amount of time. It took him all of two passes to large obtain Davante Adams to place his group in place to win the sport.
Rodgers informed McAfee and A.J. Hawk that he was slightly bit shocked the 49ers scored with a lot time nonetheless remaining on the clock, particularly provided that Inexperienced Bay had no timeouts, but in addition mentioned he felt San Francisco did all it may do to win.
“They throw it to that stud fullback [Kyle Juszczyk] and he breaks a bunch of tackles and scores, prefer it wasn’t a state of affairs the place, ‘oh do not get in, do not get in.’ You’ve got acquired an amazing protection, you have to belief the protection,” Rodgers mentioned. “I feel nobody’s at fault on their facet, particularly not Juice. He is bowling individuals over, working slightly alternative route stepping into the top zone. However in case you play to lose, you often lose these video games and taking part in to win is all the time the way in which I wish to be part of and I do not suppose they’ve something to be upset about.”
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There have been some, after the way in which the season started for Inexperienced Bay, together with the offseason drama, that questioned whether or not Rodgers was absolutely motivated coming into the season. After holding out for a lot of the offseason, Rodgers’ first sport again was dreadful as Rodgers threw two interceptions and the Packers had been stored out of the top zone in a 38-3 thumping by the Saints.
However they bounced again in Week 2, rolling over the division rival Lions 35-17, after which Rodgers mentioned that “individuals wish to say a number of bulls—, and it is good to return again in right here after a sport like that.”
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The following take a look at for Rodgers and Co. comes at dwelling towards the Steelers. It is going to be solely the third time in Rodgers’ profession he has confronted off towards Ben Roethlisberger, and the primary time since Tremendous Bowl XLV, the place the Packers received 31-25.