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Aaron Rodgers Had Telling Comment After NFC Championship Loss

Erin Andrews interviews Aaron Rodgers after a game.

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 12: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers is interviewed by Erin Andrews after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-23 in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 12, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers is too familiar with disappointing losses in the NFC Championship Game.

A year after coming up one game short of the Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers suffered a similar fate. Green Bay, the No. 1 seed in the NFC, lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-26, in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday evening.

It was a heartbreaking finish for Rodgers and Co. The Packers trailed by eight points with less than three minutes to play when Matt LaFleur opted to kick a field goal on fourth down near the goal line.

On the prior play, Rodgers appeared to have a chance to run the ball into the end zone, but he pulled up and passed. Rodgers faced criticism for this move, though he had a telling admission following the contest.

"I felt like I had a chance, maybe, to run it," Rodgers admitted after the game. "I thought maybe we were gonna have four chances to go."

Rodgers added that he understood the logic of kicking the field goal, but it ultimately was not his decision. "I understand the thinking, but it wasn't my decision," the All-Pro quarterback said.

The Bucs, meanwhile, are off to the Super Bowl, where they will face the winner of the Chiefs vs. Bills game.