MINNEAPOLIS – Aaron Rodgers promised one thing.
It was not that Green Bay Packers would “run the table” – his mantra 2016 when they were 4-6 and won all the way to the NFC Championship Game.
It was about another missed opportunity Sunday evening in Minnesota where Packers fell to 0-6 on the way and 4-6-1 overall with Sunday’s 24-17 loss at the US Bank Stadium.
“I know I have to play better,” he said. “But I want. And we’ll put ourselves in position.”
And that’s how Rodgers finished his postgame news conference.
Mike McCarthy’s decision-making rebounded for a second straight week and allowed Packers to fall to Vikings and put their playoffs in hope.
Kirk Cousins bounced back from his worst game for Minnesota with 342 pass laps and three touchdowns without sales and the Vikings surpassed some early gaffes to overload the elaborate Green Bay Packers for a 24 -17 victory on Sunday night.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who grew up in Chico, California, donates $ 1 million to victims of the wilderness destroying their homeland.
He acknowledged that even his best might not be enough to save this season. Yes, they have five winnable games given that their remaining schedule is linked to Rams for the easiest in NFL. But after losing the tiebreaker to the Vikings, they could still miss playoffs at 9-6-1.
“You can tie the numbers there,” said Rodgers. “I can say that 8-7-1 does not come in but I do not think.”
“We are where we are currently record-wise. We need some help from some teams and then we have to take care of our own company, you know? We need to find a way to win a game along the way. We are 0-6 on the way. So we just have to go home, get rest, hit Arizona … and then come back and hit Atlanta … go to Chicago, a place we’ve won a number of times, hit them … go to New York around Christmas, hit them … and come home to Detroit, hit them. Get some help. “
As he has been in most of this season, Rodger’s game was not terrible. He was just not as accurate as in recent seasons. After the match, he regretted Davante Adams for what would have been a 20-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter and bounced a pass at the feet of rookie Equanimeous St. Brown, a throw as he blamed his grip. A week earlier in Seattle, he bounced a key third pass on the foot of Marquez Valdes-Scantling on the final possession.
If Packers misses the playoffs, it will be the first time they have done it for several years since Rodgers became the 2008 star. Last year, he missed half of the season with a broken collar. This year he started each game despite a knee injury this week 1 as he says is no longer a factor.
“It’s definitely frustrating,” said Rodgers, whose single Super Bowl came during the 2010 season. “Of course, I’m far more gray in the beard than I did a few years ago. So I know football mortality endures everyone, and you never want to lose a season – especially when you’re feeling good starting with the season about our prospects. But we will fight for the next five weeks and enable us to be in the conversation. Hopefully, it will suffice, and as I always say, you just have to come in. So we have to win these five and see what’s going on. “
Rodgers referred the 2016 season when the playoff seemed like a longshot with a 4-6 record.
The packs are still looking for the” galvanizing moment “as Rodgers referred 10 days earlier after the loss in Seattle.
” We get See what we’ve been doing in the past five weeks, “said Rodgers. “Should we hold on to these tough times, or are we going to start splitting? I would like the leadership to be in place that we can hold on whatever happens, but these five weeks will show it.”