On Sunday, against the Detroit Lions, the Green Bay Packers lost their fifth straight game for the second time in the Aaron Rodgers era. The first time this happened was all the way back in 2008, Aaron Rodgers’ first year as Green Bay’s starting quarterback. Even when Rodgers was out with a broken collarbone in 2013 and 2017, the Packers didn’t lose five straight games. However, in that 2013 season, the Packers had a stretch of five games where they had four losses and one tie.
Aaron Rodgers’ History Of Rough Patches
There were two other seasons where the Packers nearly lost five games in a row with Aaron Rodgers at the helm. In 2016, the Packers had a stretch where they lost four in a row. During that season, they ended up losing in the NFC Championship game to the Atlanta Falcons. The other occasion was in 2018, where the Packers lost five games in six weeks, finishing the season 6-9-1.
This raises the question if there could be some sort of symmetry going on between Rodgers’ first season as a starter and possibly his last season as a starter. Fans seem to be torn on Rodgers’ future as a Packer. Some are sticking with Rodgers, while others are starting to look towards the future.
The road for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers is not going to get any easier with their upcoming schedule. Their next three games are against the Cowboys, Titans, and Eagles, who have a combined record of 19-5.