Rodgers stuggles in scrimmage spotlight

Rodgers looks for a receiver on Sunday

QB throws 10 straight incompletions, hears boos from frustrated fans

Aaron Rodgers didn't do himself any favors in his new battle with Brett Favre to be the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback.

Rodgers got off to a promising start during Sunday's weather-delayed Family Night Scrimmage, hitting Donald Driver for 17 yards on his first attempt. A bomb on the next play to Driver delivered a gift pass-interference call, setting up a touchdown run by Brandon Jackson.

But like the weather, when it rains, it pours.

Rodgers misfired on his next 10 passes. While he was facing the No. 1 defense for part of the night, that unit was without its starting cornerbacks. He did not get much help from his receivers, though. Greg Jennings dropped a slant that could have gained big yardage, and several times, Rodgers danced in the pocket without anyone breaking open.

Still, by the time he was intercepted in the end zone by Aaron Rouse as time expired on a two-minute drill with his final pass of the night, the hearty cheer he received when his name was introduced before the opening snap had been replaced by a lot of boos.

"I mean, they're booing all of us. So, yeah, I take it personally," Rodgers said of the boo birds. "But like I said, it's not the first time and it won't be the last time."

Rodgers finished 7-for-20 for 84 yards with the interception. The No. 1 offense managed just one touchdown in three possessions plus a two-minute drill. Coach Mike McCarthy, though, cautioned to not read too much from a statistical line in a scrimmage.

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