Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers’ Home Interceptionless Streak Over
By Doug Rogalla
Oct 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) scrambles past St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Nick Fairley (98) and defensive end Eugene Sims (97) in the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
The Packers record improved to 5-0 and even though the Packers were staked to an early 14-0 lead, the game seemed to be one that could have gotten away from them.
The game started out on a good note as starting RT Bryan Bulaga returned to the lineup only three weeks after having surgery on his injured knee.
Of course Aaron Rodgers took the Packers right down the field to score a TD on their opening drive. Rodgers took advantage of the Rams defense who left Ty Montgomery wide open in the middle of the field for a 31 yard catch, run and TD. Packers 7 – Rams 0.
The Packers seemed to have it going again on their second drive as they took the ball from their own 20 and crossed midfield when the unthinkable happened. On 3rd and 2, from the STL 42, Aaron drifts back inviting the Rams defenders to chase him, setting up the screen, had the ball tipped and intercepted by LB James Laurinaitis.
The streak was over.
Aaron hadn’t thrown a home interception since Dec. 2, 2012 and he threw 586 passes since his last pick made by Harrison Smith of the Vikings. Guess that means Aaron is human after all.
Well the PICK did not impact the game as Micah Hyde returned the favor intercepting a Foles pass three plays later and returned it to mid field. PACKERS ball.
A couple of short passes to Richard Rodgers and a run to Eddie Lacy set up a 4th + 1 on the STL 41. Decision time. Do the Packers play conservative and punt or do the go for it on 4th down. Mike McCarthy goes for it and Lacy is stuffed for no gain. Rams get the ball back.
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