Rodgers Throws Two Picks, Bucs Hand Packers First Loss of Season


Tampa Bay 38, Green Bay 10

–Aaron Rodgers threw a pair of interceptions early in the second quarter that turned the tide of the game and led to a blowout win for the Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon in Tampa. 

Green Bay jumped out to a 10-0 after one quarter, thanks to a Mason Crosby field goal and a short touchdown run from Aaron Jones. Those would be some of the few bright spots on the day for the Packers – who saw Rodgers throw interceptions on consecutive drives that led to 14 points for Tampa Bay. 

Rodgers’ first interception was returned 32 yards for a score by Jamel Dean, then three plays later – Rodgers’ second pick was taken back to the Green Bay two yard line, which led to a short touchdown run for Ronald Jones. 

Tom Brady would throw touchdown passes to Tyler Johnson and Rob Gronkowski, and Jones would find the end zone a second time as the Bucs scored 38 unanswered points to hand the Packers their first loss of the season. 


Green Bay:

Passing: Aaron Rodgers – 16/35, 160 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: Jamaal Williams – 4 carries, 34 yards

Receiving: Davante Adams – 6 catches, 61 yards

Tampa Bay: 

Passing: Tom Brady – 17/27, 166 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT

Rushing: Ronald Jones II – 23 carries, 113 yards, 2 TD

Receiving: Rob Gronkowski – 5 catches, 78 yards, 1 TD

Up Next: 

The Packers fall to 4-1 with the loss and will travel to Houston next Sunday. 

Other NFC North Scores: 

Chicago 23, Carolina 16

–Nick Foles threw and ran for a score as the Bears held off the Panthers to improve to 5-1 on the season. Chicago visits the Los Angeles Rams next Monday night. 

Detroit 34, Jacksonville 16

–The Lions got two touchdowns from rookie running back De’Andre Swift as they cruised to a road victory over the Jaguars. Detroit improves to 2-3 on the season with the win, and travels to Atlanta on Sunday. 

Atlanta 40, Minnesota 23

–Matt Ryan threw for 371 yards and four touchdowns as the Falcons beat the Vikings in Minneapolis to win their first game of the season. Two of Ryan’s touchdown passes went to Julio Jones, who had eight catches for 137 yards in the game. Kirk Cousins threw for three touchdowns, but also threw three interceptions in the loss for the Vikings. Minnesota heads into their bye week with a 1-5 record.