Packers QB Aaron Rodgers says ‘perfect storm’ resulted in loss to Chargers
Future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers proved to be human after all in Week 9. Previously a one-loss, first-place team in the NFC North, the Packers notably suffered the team’s second defeat of the 2019-20 regular season this past Sunday afternoon on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Now 7-2 on the season, the Packers will be forced to turn things back around against the always dangerous Carolina Panthers — not before commenting on the team’s latest loss, that is. Rodgers believes that a “perfect storm” helped create the team’s forgettable performance against the middling Chargers.
Nonetheless, the Packers sit in prime position in the NFC playoff picture as Green Bay still leads the second-place Minnesota Vikings, who are 6-3 on the season, by one full game in the NFC North divisional standings. Although this division serves as one of the best in all of football, the Packers are clearly the best team of the bunch about halfway through the 2019-20 regular season.
A well-rounded group led by Rodgers on offense and a slew of veteran playmakers on defense — specifically along the defensive line — the Packers will be competing with the likes of the Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints down the stretch.
The Packers are currently eyeing an NFC North crown as a few of the aforementioned franchises will surely need to sneak into the postseason by way of a wild card berth.