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Aaron Rodgers throws rare Red-zone interceptions vs. Lions

Due to a few Aaron Rodgers oddities, the Green Bay Packers are down by an 8-0 score at the half against the Detroit Lions.

In his career, Rodgers had thrown 239 touchdown passes compared to eight interceptions when they were inside the opponent’s 10-yard line. However, Rodgers threw two interceptions in the middle of the red zone.

Rodgers led the Packers to the Lions’ five on the first drive. However, his pass drilled linebacker Derrick Barnes on first-and-goal. In the end zone, safety Kerby Joseph successfully intercepted the ball after it was deflected into the air.

The Packers grabbed control of the Lions’ side of midfield for their ensuing drive. On third-and-10, Allen Lazard’s 47-yard pass advanced the ball to the 1. The Packers would undoubtedly score a touchdown on four attempts from the one against the worst NFL defense.