GREEN BAY (AP) – Aaron Rodgers had an erratic performance after recovering from COVID-19 but did more than necessary to support a strong Packers defense in a 17-0 shutout this Sunday of the Seattle Seahawks in Green Bay.
AJ Dillon scored two touchdowns on the ground in the fourth quarter for the Packers, who gave the Seahawks their first shutout in a decade.
A week after he was forced to miss the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs by testing positive for COVID-19 and the subsequent revelation that he was not vaccinated against the virus, Rodgers hit 23 of 37 passes for 292 yards and threw an interception. in the end zone in the third period.
Rodgers did not train all week and only on Saturday received clearance to play against Seattle under NFL protocols for non-inoculated players.
The quarterback said before the start of the season that he was “immunized”, but after having tested positive for coronavirus, he detailed in a radio interview his reasons for looking for alternatives to the vaccine and his skepticism regarding its effectiveness. of injections. Rodgers later apologized for his misleading claims about his vaccination status.
For the Seahawks, Russell Wilson also battled in his comeback after a three-game absence with a middle finger injury to his pitching hand. He completed 20 of 40 passes for 161 yards and suffered two interceptions. Seattle missed two scoring opportunities when Kevin King and Adrian Amos intercepted Wilson’s passes in the end zone.