Everyone in Green Bay needs to pump the brakes just a little bit. Aaron Rodgers left last night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears with a collarbone injury and is going to miss at least three weeks. The silver lining in all of this is the teams Green Bay plays in the next three weeks have a combined 7-18 record.
Now it’s not going to be easy at all to attempt to replicate what Rodgers does on the field, but the Packers’ running game has been picking up steam as the weeks continue to go on. The Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings all give up an average of 100+ rushing yards per game. Considering they’re the next three opponents for the Packers, Green Bay can ride Eddie Lacy and James Starks to easily win at least two out of the next three games and continue to make a push for the NFC North division title without Aaron.
If the injury keeps Rodgers out more than the predicted three weeks, Green Bay should then begin panicking and wondering what they can do at the quarterback position. Right now a player like Seneca Wallace could be adequate enough to manage the game and help Green Bay get victories. However, if the running game struggles and the game falls on Wallace’s shoulders, then that is certainly not a good thing for the Packers.
As of right now there is no reason for the Packers or their fans to freak out. They need to keep their composure and realize they have enough talent to defeat the Eagles, Giants and Vikings. Green Bay needs Rodgers in order to have a chance at the Super Bowl, but at least for the next three weeks they can squeeze by without him.
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