Aaron Rodgers says a painful 'double nut shot' caused his first interception of the season

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Aaron Rodgers reacts during a game against the New Orleans Saints.
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  • Aaron Rodgers had a tough game on Sunday, throwing two interceptions against the Saints.

  • Appearing as a guest on The Pat McAfeee Show, Rodgers blamed his first pick on a "double nut shot."

  • "That was a painful one," Rodgers said of the hit. "They got their money's worth on that one."

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Aaron Rodgers had a tough day at the office on Sunday.

Facing off against the New Orleans Saints, the reigning NFL MVP had one of the worst games of his career, completing just 15 passes for 133 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions as the Packers lost 38-3.

He also took a tough shot to the groin.

Speaking with The Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers said that his first interception of the day came as the result of an untimely low blow from the Saints defense.

"I don't like to make a lot of excuses for interceptions," Rodgers said. "There's some shit ones. There's some ones you wish you had back. There's some ones that really aren't your fault. That one was entirely due to the double nut shot I took."

Watching the replay, it's not hard to spot the nut shot Rodgers is talking about if you know to look for it.

"I stepped up in the pocket. I was going to throw across my body to Devante [Adams], who was running a shallow cross. It's a ball I've thrown in practice before. I didn't feel bad about that throw.

"And right before I'm throwing it, I took a left kinda close line … and somebody on the right with a right kinda cross, double nut shot."

"I guess I gotta overcome that and throw a better ball," Rodgers concluded. "That was a painful one. They got their money's worth on that one."

At the time of the interception, the Packers were trailing 17-3, but with a score were in striking distance of cutting the Saints lead to just seven. But after Rodgers' pick, things began unraveling fast for the Packers, who went on to lose by 35 points, the worst loss of Rodgers' NFL career.

It was a tough turn of events for a Packers team that went 13-3 last year and came within one brutal coaching decision of a Super Bowl appearance.

But if there's a bright side, the Saints also beat another team by a score of 38-3 early in the season last year - the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who went on to win the Super Bowl.

If the Packers can shake off Sunday's loss and do the same, chances are Rodgers' double nut shot will fade into nothing but a distant memory.

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