Seattle at Green Bay wasn't going to live up the hype. Karma is a force that intervenes in pro-wrestling all the time. However, it does so very rarely in the NFL, and almost never during the middle of the regular seasons.
People who had hoped to see Aaron Rodgers thrown out for misinforming most people about his vaccination status must wait. Ditto for those who hoped he'd emerge from a 10-day quarantine after a positive COVID-19 test like some avenging superhero, proving that Joe Rogan's hair-of-the-dog-engineered cocktails work as well as anything the Centers for Disease Control puts its stamp of approval on.
Rodgers, who was returning from a hand injury and was just as good as Russell Wilson, was only marginally better than Rodgers. The Seahawks quarterback was making his return and was just good enough for the Packers to win 17-0 Sunday.
Rodgers stated, "I'm happy. I'm just so tired." "It's been an extremely long and difficult 10 days."
Rodgers, unlike his coach and teammates, spoke with reporters via video conference after the game, apparently so that he didn’t have to wear a mask.
He said, "I feel pretty good for most of the part," and he continued a moment later. "I would say that I played quite solid."
Rodgers completed 23 out of 37 passes for 292 yard, including two touchdowns and an unusual interception in the final zone. A few times, he threw to the wrong side of receivers and even bounced one pass off Bryan Mone, a Seattle defensive lineman.
Rodgers stated, "I'm still not going to say we're a defense football team yet." However, Rodgers noted that "we've been playing like this for the past few weeks."
This development was a major breakthrough in a difficult stretch for the Packers that could have resulted in a $300,000 fine by the league. Instead, it helped them to strengthen their position in the division and take the NFC's top spot. However, Rodgers' next steps will determine how long this continues to work.
Already, he's been fined $14650 and has lost at least one endorsement. He also did two less than satisfactory (not to mention nonscientific) interviews on Pat McAfee’s show, which did not win him any new fans. His teammates would not dare to speak out, regardless of whether or not they support his stance. When Rodgers misled us in August, Coach Matt LaFleur understood what Rodgers meant when he said "immunized". He's not going to change the course of events now.
LaFleur stated, "You could feel them guys, they were excited for him back." "Saturday was a great day. "I felt that (Sunday). ... Everybody is pretty excited when you have a player like that back on your team.
Rodgers made it clear that he does not intend to be vaccinated soon. According to league protocol, Rodgers cannot be placed in a five-day quarantine because of "close contact". He will only be tested again two days after the NFC championship. Rodgers will continue to be tested every day, prompting questions about his feelings if he is unable to vaccinate and causing him to miss the Super Bowl.
Rodgers responded, "I don’t like playing the what-if games." "I do know that I have over two months where my protocol isn't being tested every day for at least one month. That's pretty much all I think about.
Rodgers said, "I don’t like to play that hypothetical game." "Obviously, I love to play second weekend in February. And hopefully we're in that situation."
There is an easy way to get rid of the "what-if?" question. It's called a vaccine and is easily accessible within a short distance of the Packers' facility, or anywhere else you happen to be reading this. It's more than just smart, or something you do for the team. It's also good karma.