The Green Bay Packers got a much-needed win against the Atlanta Falcons thanks to the play of quarterback Matt Flynn as well as the defense. Even though Flynn did a great job capping off drives with a score on Sunday, it goes without saying everyone involved would prefer to see superstar Aaron Rodgers under cent for the last three games of the regular season.
As of right now, Rodgers is still not cleared to play against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15. However, he will be evaluated again on Wednesday to see if doctors can medically clear him to suit up.
“The plan for Aaron is he’ll work out tomorrow (Tuesday) as part of his rehab. He’ll be evaluated Wednesday morning by Dr. Pat McKenzie. He’s still not medically cleared,” McCarthy said, according to the team’s website. “He’s progressing. The biggest thing is his strength and comfort.”
Green Bay is currently a half game back of the Detroit Lions for first place in the NFC North division. The way the NFC Wild Card is shaping up, the only chance the Packers appear to have of reaching the playoffs is by winning their third consecutive division title. As good as Flynn has played when given good protection, there is no question Rodgers must play in order for Green Bay to reach great heights this season.
For now, Flynn will continue to take reps with the first-team offense until Rodgers is deemed healthy enough to take over. The good news is the offense appears to be gelling with Flynn.
In other Packer injury news, wide receiver Randall Cobb appears to be close to returning to the gridiron despite many claiming he would be unable to return this season.