Raymond James Stadium in Tampa has been a house of horrors in Aaron Rodgers career and it continued on Sunday. Rodgers threw a pair of interceptions, including just the third pick-six of his career, sending the Green Bay Packers (4-1) to a 38-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, their first defeat of the season.
The two interceptions were the first of the season for Rodgers. The first pick came on a third down with Rodgers looking for his favorite receiver, Davante Adams in the flat. Buccaneers safety Jamel Dean read Rodgers all the way, stepped in front of Adams and scampered 32-yards for a touchdown.
Two of the three interceptions thrown by Rodgers that were turned into interceptions, took place at Raymond James Stadium. The pick-six started a Tampa Bay run of 38 straight points for the Buccaneers, after they originally fell behind 10-0.
Just as stunning came Rodgers second interception of the day, just two passes later. Davante Adams was the intended target again, but the ball was tipped and it landed in the arms of safety Mike Edwards, who returned it to the 2-yard line, where the Bucs scored a play later on a Ronald Jones II touchdown run. Jones rushed for 113 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns against the Packers defense. [Read more…]