GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers couldn’t think of anything good that came from the end of his interception-free streak at Lambeau Field on Sunday.
Well, maybe one thing.
“Maybe the only relief is not being asked about it every week,” Rodgers said Wednesday. “But I hope to be asked at some point again to have a similar streak.”
It had become a regular topic of conversation every Wednesday before a Green Bay Packers home game.
That’s what happens when you go nearly three years -- and 586 passing attempts -- without throwing an interception at home. The streak, of course, ended in Sunday’s 24-10 win against the St. Louis Rams. Rodgers actually threw two interceptions and lost one fumble.
“When you get on a groove like that, it’s exciting and fun and you keep things going with your efficiency and taking care of the football,” Rodgers said. “So no, I don’t think there’s any relief.”
Not only did Rodgers’ streak of home games without an interception come to an end, but he had not thrown an interception anywhere all season before James Laurinaitis got him in the first quarter.
Of greater concern, however, was that the offense struggled for the second straight game, scoring just 17 points for the second straight week.
“I think he's a lot like some of the guys on offense, you're happy you win,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “It's important to make sure we all understand that. I felt some of that in the locker room after the game. You win a game by 14 points in this league, that's a decisive victory. But then you break it down in all three phases and so forth.
“Monday was a little rough in that room. It was healthy, though. Had a chance to talk to [Rodgers] at length yesterday. He's looking forward to adjusting and being creative, as we like to think we are on offense, and get ready for these guys.”
Rodgers is all for starting a new streak. Besides, he hasn’t thrown interceptions in back-to-back games since Weeks 12 and 13 of the 2012 season.
Also, Rodgers could set another milestone on Sunday. He can pass Johnny Unitas as the fastest quarterback to reach 30,000 yards. Unitas did it in 3,695 attempts. Rodgers has 29,814 yards in 3,628 attempts.
But Rodgers is probably more concerned about not throwing another interception.
“You know how I like to take care of the football and be efficient for my team,” Rodgers said. “So it’s frustrating turning the ball over. Just got to start a good streak.”