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Don’t tell Aaron Rodgers that Super Bowl LV is at Raymond James Stadium.
That hasn’t been the Green Bay Packers quarterback’s happy place.
Twice, he’s left Tampa Bay injured: a shoulder in 2008 and a calf in 2014.
He showed up there hoping for something different, saying this week: “I’m hoping the third time is the charm.”
There was nothing charming about Sunday. Rodgers threw a pair of interceptions, including a rare pick-six, and the Packers (4-1) lost for the first time this season, 38-10 to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Rodgers had been interception-free on his first 156 passes of the season, but on No. 157 he threw it Bucs safety Jamel Dean. It turned into something even more rare: a pick-six. Before that play, Rodgers had thrown 6,214 times in his career and only two of those had been intercepted and returned for scores. On his 6,215th throw, it happened for a third time. That’s merely one pick-six for every 2,071 throws, but two of them have come at Tampa Bay (the other was his first ever, in 2009).
Dean’s 32-yard interception return for a