Aaron Rodgers rallies team to move past loss to Tom Brady, Buccaneers
The Green Bay Packers were trounced by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6, handing them their first loss of the season. After the lopsided defeat last Sunday, Aaron Rodgers doesn’t want the Packers to dwell on the past performance versus the Buccaneers.
“It’s on each of us individually to be critical and to learn and grow, and then collectively as a group it’s to move on,” Rodgers said, via the Associated Press. “At this point we’ve moved on. We’re on to Houston, and that’s the league. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing really well and winning the game, it’s the same thing. You can’t be dwelling on the past game, especially we’re at Wednesday already. We’re on to the next opponent and moving on.”
For the first four games of the season, Green Bay’s offense was firing on all cylinders. The Packers generated more than 360 yards of total offense and an average of 38 points per game in each of the first four weeks.
However, against Tampa Bay’s underrated defense, Rodgers and company struggled to find a groove offensively. During Green Bay’s blowout loss, their offense totaled just 201 yards and Rodgers had his first two-interception game since Week 15 of the 2017 season.
After the game against Tampa Bay, Rodgers credited Todd Bowles — the defensive coordinator of the Buccaneers — for a masterful gameplan.
Coming off of a tough matchup with Tampa Bay’s stingy defense, Rodgers is looking forward to facing the Houston Texans.
The Texans are allowing the third-most yards per game (423) and the seventh-most points per game (30.3), making them a perfect bounce-back spot for Rodgers and the Packers.