Rodgers, Packers lose 20-16 to the Lions and miss the playoffs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers will have the entire postseason to ponder his future.

The four-time MVP and the Green Bay Packers will not make the playoffs.

Rodgers was intercepted by Kirby Joseph on what would have been the final pass for the future Hall of Famer’s career, and Green Bay lost 20-16 to the Detroit Lions Sunday night in a game the Packers needed to win to reach the playoffs.

Although he is signed next season, Rodgers, 39, said he does not know if he will continue to play.

“It’s a bit raw now. It’s just after the game, so I want to get the emotion out of it and have a conversation and see where the organization is and see how I feel after some time,” Rodgers said.

After winning four straight games and getting plenty of help from other teams, the Packers were in control of their postseason destiny heading into the final game of the NFL regular season. But they fell short against the Lions, who were knocked out of the playoffs earlier Sunday when the Seattle Seahawks beat the Los Angeles Rams 19-16 in overtime.

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