The Green Bay Packers are in the midst of a losing streak that has gone over a month and has seen the team go from 5-2 to 5-6-1. During this stretch, everyone knows the absence of quarterback Aaron Rodgers has hurt the team. Luckily for the Packers, the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears have kept them in the race for the NFC North title and now with four games remaining, Mr. Rodgers may be back just in time to end this horrid trend.
Rodgers has missed the last few weeks with broken left collarbone. But on Tuesday, head coach Mike McCarthy and the team reported that Rodgers will practice at more extensive pace and although Matt Flynn will get starter reps for the next day or two, Rodgers has not been ruled out.
This is big news for any Packers fan and has to be a boost to the team’s morale. The fact that Rodgers has not been ruled out yet shows he is certainly getting healthier and knowing him, if he gets the clearance, he will be itching to play.
A decision will be made on a starter come Friday or Saturday. If Rodgers gets the okay from doctors, he will be starting on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. You can bet your bottom dollar that the receivers will be excited to have him back and finally get a chance to make some big plays that they are capable of.
With several tough games remaining for the Lions and Bears, the return of Rodgers may just get this Packers team into the playoffs!