Before Monday Night’s game at Lambeau, Aaron Rodgers had been receiving a wave of criticism after their embarrassing 38-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The Green Bay Packers QB was sliced and diced in the media as he mentality and desire got questioned after an offseason where he demanded to be traded.
Michael Irvin blasted Rodgers at the time and said that “it really showed” he’s thinking about retiring, while ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith called Rodgers’ performance at the time “atrocious” and the “most shameful performance” of his career.
“I think we maybe tried to show that we cared a little bit more tonight,” Aaron Rodgers said postgame, referencing the Packers’ 38-3 loss in Week 1 and the criticism that followed. “… I just think people like to say a lot of bullshit, and it’s nice to come back in here after a game like that.”
Rodgers completed 22 of his 27 passes for 255 yards and tossed four touchdowns.
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