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Aaron Rodgers’ pass is picked off by Eddie Jackson and ends Rodgers’ record streak of pass attempts without an interception at 402. (0:22)

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  • Rob DemovskyESPN Staff Writer

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    • Covered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013
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Aaron Rodgers‘ NFL-record streak of 402 consecutive pass attempts without an interception ended in the fourth quarter of the Green Bay Packers‘ 24-17 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

And so did the Packers’ playoff chances. But Rodgers doesn’t think his season has ended.

Although the Packers were officially eliminated, Rodgers said he doesn’t see any reason to shut it down and turn things over to backup DeShone Kizer for the final two weeks.

“I’d like to be out there and lead us the last two weeks,” Rodgers said.

When asked whether he would have a problem if general manager Brian Gutekunst or interim coach Joe Philbin wanted to take a look at Kizer, Rodgers said: “Yeah, probably.”

Rodgers, only one week removed from breaking Tom Brady‘s previous record of 358 straight attempts without a pick, threw a pass into the end zone that was tipped into the waiting hands of safety Eddie Jackson, who sprained his ankle at the end of the return.

The interception came on Rodgers’ 35th pass attempt of Sunday’s game.

“That’s part of the game,” the quarterback said when asked about the streak. “I’ve had two interceptions in however many attempts. I feel pretty good about the way I’ve taken care of the football this season. We just haven’t made enough big plays over the year. That’s why the completion percentage is what it is and yards per attempt is what it is and touchdowns are where they’re at, so that stuff’s disappointing. I’ve had interception streaks in the past. I had a long one at home — 500-plus. Hopefully I’ll start a new one.”

Rodgers’ only other interception this season came in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills on a twice-deflected pass.

Rodgers said he played the second half Sunday with a groin injury that bothered him “a little bit.” The injury occurred on his Hail Mary attempt just before halftime.

“I was trying to stretch it out throughout the game,” Rodgers said.

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