Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
You probably couldn't have drawn up a more a more nightmarish scenario Sunday for the Green Bay Packers. On the day former quarterback Brett Favre threw a career-high six touchdown passes, new quarterback Aaron Rodgers was struggling through a three-interception, injury-marred performance in a game that ended with a rookie seventh-round draft pick taking snaps for the Packers.
For the first time since he took over the starting job, Rodgers looked rattled Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay's veteran defense induced Rodgers into a series of mistakes, and his propensity to take off from the pocket finally got him in trouble.
Rodgers suffered a shoulder injury while trying to stretch for a first down in the third quarter; he came up a yard short while landing on his right shoulder. Rookie Matt Flynn ultimately replaced him. (In a sign of how anonymous the Packers' backups are, FOX's television cameras at first focused on No. 3 quarterback Brian Brohm when Rodgers was initially shaken up).
It's not immediately clear how serious Rodgers' injury is. And it was only fair to expect him to have a bad game at some point after his otherwise strong debut as the Packers' starter. Unfortunately for him -- but to the joy of Favre-lovers everywhere -- his timing couldn't have been worse.