Rodgers throws 1st home interception since '12; has 3 turnovers overall in win

ByRob Demovsky ESPN logo
Sunday, October 11, 2015

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The streak is over. For the first time in nearly three years, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw an interception at Lambeau Field.

And he didn't just throw one. He added a second one moments later in Sunday's 24-10 victory over the St. Louis Rams.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, it's the first time Rodgers has thrown multiple interceptions at home since Week 7 of the 2010 season against the Minnesota Vikings.

The numbers since Rodgers' last home interception on Dec. 2, 2012 -- also against the Vikings -- were staggering. He threw 586 consecutive passes and 49 touchdowns between Lambeau Field interceptions. He then went only six more passes before he threw another one.

"It was a lot of fun," Rodgers said of his streak. "Have to start a new one. I figured might as well break the streak with a couple of interceptions today. Yeah, streaks are meant to be broken, so it's fun to put something together like that. But I'm sure someone will come along at some point and put up 600 in row maybe."

After a long pause, Rodgers added: "Maybe not."

Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis picked off Rodgers in the first quarter of Sunday's game on a deflected pass. It was one of three turnovers Rodgers committed. Rodgers threw his second interception of the game as the Rams' Trumaine Johnson picked him off with 4 minutes, 10 seconds remaining in the second quarter.

He also lost a fumble in the third quarter when Robert Quinn sacked Rodgers, forced a fumble and the Rams recovered, making it the quarterback's first three-turnover game since Week 9 of the 2009 season, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"He's human sometimes, man, you know what I mean," Packers receiver James Jones said. "But it's very rare. It's very rare. So when you get him without his cape on, you better catch it."

According to ESPN Stats & Info, it's the first time he has committed three turnovers at Lambeau Field. He had three turnovers combined in his previous 17 home games.

When asked which of his three turnovers bothered him the most, Rodgers said: "All of them."

Before Sunday, Rodgers' last interception at Lambeau Field came in Week 13 of the 2012 season. It was on a flea-flicker that Vikings safety Harrison Smith picked off -- a play Rodgers claimed earlier this a year he did not remember.

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