Aaron Rodgers ‘passed information’ from Jumbotron to assist Packers before the Buccaneers' 2-point conversion attempt

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Aaron Rodgers is always watching. 

Whether it's to get a defensive player to jump offsides in which he's made famous over the years or to catch the opposition with too many players on the field, we know Rodgers has a keen sense of his surroundings on the field.

We now know the Packers' four-time MVP is keeping a close eye at the Jumbotron when he's on the sideline.

In his postgame interview with Fox broadcaster Tom Rinaldi after the Packers' 14-12 victory, Rodgers revealed that he "passed on the information" before the Buccaneers' 2-point conversion attempt in the closing seconds.

"Sometimes you see things in the game," Rodgers said. "Sometimes the Jumbotron shows things they probably shouldn’t show, even at home.  

"I saw something, and I just passed on the information."

He didn't say who he talked to on the sidelines or what he saw on the Jumbotron, but in any case, after a delay-of-game penalty was called against Tampa Bay ahead of the 2-point attempt, the Packers defense made a stop.

Linebacker De'Vondre Campbell tipped the ball on Tom Brady's throw into the end zone and the Packers escaped with the victory.

Rodgers said there should have been a delay of game on the previous play — a 1-yard touchdown pass from Brady to Russell Gage with 14 seconds left in the game.

"They should have on the previous play, too," Rodgers said, referencing the referees calling a penalty. "It was a delay on both plays."

The delay on the 2-point attempt pushed the ball back to the 7-yard line. 

Whether what Rodgers “passed on” had a direct correlation on the 2-point play is still unclear, but we’ll likely find out more about this Jumbotron situation during his Tuesday appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show.” 

We know McAfee was watching Sunday’s game. 

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