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Aaron Rodgers Has Honest Admission On His Performance Thursday Night

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

Last week, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers broke a five-game losing streak by defeating the Dallas Cowboys 31-28. 

Many fans hoped that game - which featured a nearly-perfect Rodgers and a three touchdown, breakout performance from rookie wideout Christian Watson - would be the start of a major turnaround to the Packers' 2022 season. 

Instead, Green Bay gave back their Week 10 victory last night to the Tennessee Titans in a crushing 27-17 defeat, one where Rodgers was out-dueled by Titans' quarterback Ryan Tannehill. 

Speaking to the media following Green Bay's Thursday night loss, Rodgers took some of the blame for poor throws and missed opportunities that now leave the Packers at 4-7. 

"I've got to throw the ball better than I did tonight. 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 to reporters. 

Per an ESPN article posted this morning, the Green Bay quarterback might've been referring to one, or several, inopportune fourth quarter plays. 

The first came when Rodgers missed a wide open Sammy Watkins on a critical third-and-12 early in the final quarter, leading to a Packers' punt. 

On their next drive, Green Bay faced another crucial third down. This time, on a third-and-3 with 5:32 left in the fourth, Rodgers sailed a pass over the head of Allen Lazard. The Packers went for it on fourth down, but Rodgers missed Lazard for the second straight play and Green Bay turned the ball over on downs. 

Rodgers' final key blunder came on the Packers' final drive of the game. Facing a second-and-7 at midfield with about 3 minutes left in the contest, Rodgers took a huge, 12-yard sack that forced the Green Bay offense into a third-and-19. 

Although the Packers quarterback hooked up with Christian Watson for an 18-yard toss on third-and-long, a failed fourth-and-1 rush by Aaron Jones sealed Green Bay's fate. 

Rodgers said after the game that he "couldn't tell you [or] point to one thing" that led to the Packers' loss, but he noted that his prior thumb injury isn't an excuse for his lackluster performance. 

"I'm not going to make excuses about my thumb. 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," Rodgers said. 

Following their Thursday night loss to the Titans, Green Bay will have a long week of reflection as they prepare for the NFC-leading Philadelphia Eagles in Week 12.