Aaron Rodgers sailed a lateral out of bounds on a frenetic, unsuccessful final play, losing the game while lying face down on the ground.

The four-time NFL MVP did not exactly have this in mind when he decided to stay in Green Bay for another season.

Sunday's loss against the Washington Commanders, 23-21, was the Packers' third straight defeat and their longest skid since 2018. 

Rodgers and the offense struggled, penalties piled up at the worst possible times, and the Packers' longest losing streak since 2018.

Rodgers was 23 of 35 for 194 yards while playing with a sore thumb and was out of sync with his receivers.

The Packers were 0 of 6 on third down. 

llen Lazard, the team's third wide out to suffer an injury during the first losing streak under coach Matt LaFleur,

was lost to a shoulder injury for Green Bay (3-4), which had just 232 total yards of offense against Washington's 364 yards.

“We just got to play better — all of us,” said Rodgers, who taped his throwing hand at halftime after jamming the thumb on a couple of snaps.