Aaron Rodgers didn't have an easy day at the office in Week 4 and was even caught cursing out his center after the center failed to snap the ball when Rodgers wanted it snapped. With just over 10 minutes to play in the fourth quarter and the Green Bay Packers trailing by seven points to the New England Patriots, the Packers were facing a third-and-six.
Rodgers noticed that the Patriots had too many men on the field and he wanted the ball quickly snapped so they could draw a penalty or have a free play.
The center didn't register Rodgers so the Patriots escaped a flag.
In the end, the Packers were able to overturn the deficit and claim a 27-24 overtime win over the Patriots. The Packers were 10-7 at halftime, mainly because Rodgers was playing poorly. In the first half, Rodgers even had a rare pick-six at Lambeau Field.
However, Rodgers was able to bounce back in the second half and lead the Packers' offense to 20 points in the rest of the game. The Packers are now 3-1 but Rodgers admits he has got to play better. "This way of winning, I don't think, is sustainable because it puts too much pressure on our defense," Rodgers said.
"And obviously, I've got to play better and will play better."
Rodgers on bouncing back in the second half
In the end, Rodgers finished with 21-of-35 for 251 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. "I settled in and usually don't have two terrible halves," Rodgers said.
"So I kind of returned to the form I expect from myself, and we started moving the football." With two minutes to go in the game, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur challenged what he thought was a 40-yard touchdown by Romeo Dubbs.
The challenge was unsuccessful and the Packers lost a timeout which could have helped them stop the time late in the game and maybe win the game in regulation. "I'm not too proud of that moment," LaFleur said.
"That was an emotional decision, and I think it's a great learning lesson that you can never make those emotional decisions in the heat of battle. You know better. You've got to survive the ground. Connor Lewis was in my ear, he's up in the box and he's in my ear, and he said, 'I don't think so.'
And he said that we shouldn't challenge it. Just made an emotional decision, and it was almost like throwing a Hail Mary. That could have came back and bit us in the butt." The Packers play the New York Giants in London this week.