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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Packers Commit First Turnover Since Week 7 on Aaron Rodgers Fumble

One of the reasons the Green Bay Packers have been so successful as of late is their ability to protect the football.  After not committing a single turnover since their week 10 win over the Vikings, Aaron Rodgers picked a bad time to put an end to the streak.  He committed a fumble on a quarterback sneak attempt from the Falcons’ 1-yard line, which Atlanta recovered in the end zone for a touchback.

The fumble was also Rodgers first of the year, so he was more than due.  It had to happen eventually, it’s just unfortunate that it was at such a crucial point in the game against their toughest opponent of the year.  The fumble nixed an 84-yard Packers’ drive, and Matt Ryan and company turned it into seven points with an 80-yard drive of their own.

The game is currently tied 10-10 in the second quarter.  For the record, Rodgers scored the game-tying touchdown on a quarterback draw.  So far, it’s been the type of hard-hitting affair we all expected from a battle of the NFC’s elite.

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