Aaron Rodgers clearly wasn’t himself in the second half of last night’s loss to the Saints. But the Packers quarterback wasn’t making any excuses for himself either.
Some degree of hamstring issue left Rodgers limping slightly but noticeably after the 44-23 loss, but he insisted it wasn’t an issue.
“I’m not going to miss any time,” Rodgers said, via Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com. “If I felt it, then I had to back off a little bit. We had to do a little more in the shotgun but it wasn’t a big deal, ultimately.”
Apparently it was. His passer rating before the whatever-it-was was 133.1. After, it was 45.8, with a pair of interceptions which weren’t entirely the fault of his legs. And any element of him moving, the way he did when he scrambled for a first down, was gone.
The story went on to say that Rodgers didnt't even want to call the issue a hamstring injury. Whatever it was, the good news is the Packers are on a bye Week 9, and while we can't always trust players when it comes to comments on injuries, it seems like the time off will have Rodgers ready to go in Week 10 - a Sunday night matchup at home against the Bears.