Aaron Rodgers Throws First INT(s) At Lambeau Since Week 13 Of 2012 Season
Heading into this Week 5 of the 2015 NFL season, Aaron Rodgers had not thrown at interception at his home Lambeau Field since the Packers' Week 13 win over the Vikings on Dec 2, 2012. That's a whole lot of pass attempts without getting picked off.
We know that no good thing lasts forever though. The wheels finally fell off when the infuriatingly explosive St. Louis Rams defense showed up to squash Rodgers' historic streak, intercepting him twice in the first half.
The first interception was a two-person job for the Rams, as safety Mark Barron got a finger on the pass attempt, tipping it into the vicinity of linebacker James Laurinitis who made an impressive diving catch.
Hey, if I were going to be intercepted for the first time in forever at home, I'd want it to happen like that. You can't do much about that. It's one thing to have a pass tipped. It's another thing to have it tipped by a 6'2" safety and then caught by a linebacker who played the ball like a wide receiver.
The second interception came later in the first half, and was a little less forgivable, as cornerback Trumaine Johnson jumped the route on a slightly under thrown pass and robbed James Jones of the reception.
Despite the two interceptions, the Packers still lead the Rams by two scores heading into the latter part of the third quarter. Rodgers may no longer be perfect, but they're still the Packers and it's still Lambeau. Any team worth a lick knows that it will take more than a few interceptions and a little bad luck to keep the powerhouse of the NFC North down.
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