Aaron Rodgers’ interception-free streak ends at 318 consecutive passes

ARLINGTON, Texas — Aaron Rodgers’ career-best interception-free streak ended Sunday after 318 consecutive pass attempts. On his 319th, the Green Bay Packers quarterback threw an interception in the third quarter of Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Cowboys safety Jeff Heath made a diving interception on a deep ball intended for Packers receiver Davante Adams. It came with the Packers leading 28-13 with 2:19 left in the third quarter.

Before that, Rodgers’ last interception came on Nov. 13 in a loss at the Tennessee Titans.

In between the two interceptions, Rodgers had thrown 24 touchdowns and had 2,659 yards passing.

The 24 touchdowns was the second-longest streak between picks in NFL history, behind Tom Brady’s 26 in 2010, including playoffs, according to ESPN Stats & Information data.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — It’s official: The Green Bay Packers will have their Nos. 4 and 5 cornerbacks starting against the NFL’s leading receiver on Sunday.

With the news Friday that Quinten Rollins was ruled out with a groin injury, it means the Packers will be without their top three opening-day cornerbacks against the Falcons’ Julio Jones on Sunday in Atlanta.

In addition to Rollins, the Packers already knew they would be without Sam Shields (who was placed on injured reserve earlier this month because of a concussion) and Damarious Randall (who underwent groin surgery last week).

It leaves second-year pro LaDarius Gunter, a former undrafted free agent, and third-year pro Demetri Goodson, a former sixth-round pick who was suspended for the first four games of this season. They will deal with Jones, who needs 170 yards to reach 1,000 at the midway point of the season.

In Jones’ last outing against the Packers in 2014, he caught 11 passes for 259 yards. About the only cornerback who had any success against Jones in that game was Davon House, who now plays for the Jaguars.

Gunter, who held Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery to three catches for 33 yards last week but struggled in the previous game against the Dez Bryant-less Cowboys, likely will match up against Jones. Gunter is the Packers’ biggest cornerback at 6-foot-2 and 201 pounds.

“I think that’s his strength,” Packers cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt said of Gunter’s size. “He has the length, he has very strong hands. He tries to get his hands on people.”

The Packers also listed four key players as questionable: receiver Randall Cobb (hamstring), receiver/running back Ty Montgomery (illness), guard T.J. Lang (hip) and outside linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring).

The Packers don’t practice on Fridays, but coach Mike McCarthy estimated that Cobb would have been limited.

“Randall is doing well, progressing,” McCarthy said Friday. “There’s a plan for him moving forward.”

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Jared Cook(Jared Cook Jersey) made news again Friday, and this time it had nothing to do the with the ankle injury that has kept him out of the Green Bay Packers’ lineup.

In fact, it didn’t have anything to do with football. This time, it was about chicken wings.

Or, in this case, a chicken head.

The Packers tight end caused a stir when he tweeted a picture of what he said was a chicken head that came in his takeout order earlier this week from the Buffalo Wild Wings just down the street from Lambeau Field.

“I had drove there, took it all the way home, got home, started eating the first wing,” Cook explained Friday. “As I was putting the bone back in the box, I saw the chicken head and immediately spit my food out.”

The restaurant chain issued a statement Friday: “Buffalo Wild Wings takes food preparation, service and quality extremely seriously and we are looking into this situation. We’ve reached out to Jared Cook and our suppliers for more information.”

Cook said he drove back to the restaurant, where he was given a refund and this explanation:

“They were just, like: ‘We’re sorry. Typically, this doesn’t happen. That just means your food was fresh,’” Cook said. “OK, that doesn’t make it any better.”

Cook said he eventually plans to become a vegetarian, and his latest experience might help push him in that direction.

“Seeing as how it’s one of my favorite foods, I don’t see how I can give that up,” Cook said. “My wife is a vegetarian, and she’s strongly encouraging I become one now.

“I think it’s good advice. Eventually, I will become one, but not right now.”

Before he returned his order, he had a little fun with it.

“In the picture, I don’t know if you noticed, but there’s a fork stuck in the bottom of it. The first thing I did was, I FaceTimed her and I pretended the chicken head was talking to her via FaceTime. So, she was pretty grossed out.”

Cook, 29, said he’s never had anything like this happen to him before.

“I’ve never had anything that could taste me back in my food ever,” Cook said.