Week 3 is finally proving to the NFL that no team is invincible.
First there was the Jaguars stunning take down of the Ravens, then the Bears overtime win against the Steelers and even the Jets pulled out a victory.
Now it’s Aaron Rodgers turn to come back to Earth. With the lowly Cincinnati Bengals visiting Green Bay, the Packers got off to a slow start and watched as it snowballed into something much more concerning. After allowing the Bengals to complete their first touchdown of the year, Cincinnati did something to Rodgers that every defense dreams about.
He just jumped the route!
— NFL (@NFL) September 24, 2017
This isn’t Rodgers playing poorly. This is the Bengals’ defense just playing better. Completing short throws are usually a given for the Packers. Not so much this time. William Jackson III jumped the route beautifully and ran it back for an easy six points.
It’s rare to see Rodgers make a mistake like this in Green Bay territory. This is only Rodgers’ second career pick-six and his first since 2009. The last time he tossed one the Packers lost 38-28 to the then 1-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In just two quarters the Bengals have more than doubled their point total for the year. They lead the Packers 21-7 at halftime.
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