No Aaron Rodgers, No Problem: Packers Will Ride Eddie Lacy To Victory In Week 16
Well, it looks like the Green Bay Packers will be all aboard the Matt Flynn train for at least one more week. Reports have surfaced and the consensus is that despite throwing very well in practice, Aaron Rodgers‘ collarbone has not healed enough for the starting quarterback to return to the field. Here is some Twitter evidence for the Packers fans that are still holding out for a Rodgers return:
Packers not expecting Aaron Rodgers to play Sunday vs Steelers unless, as one source said, “something significantly changes with doctor.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 20, 2013
Thankfully, the Packers are still in the NFC North hunt and play host to the underachieving Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 16. While it may sound rather strange; the Packers are no longer a pass-first offense. Eddie Lacy already has 1,000 rush yards on the season despite missing one game due to a concussion. The days of Rodgers dropping back to pass 50 times a game are long gone as Lacy finally gives the Packers some balance on offense.
Yes, I know Flynn isn’t Rodgers, but he doesn’t need to be an All-Pro in order to get the best of the Steelers. The Black and Gold defense just hasn’t been the same as Pittsburgh has allowed 15 rushing touchdowns on the year with runners averaging 4.2 yards a carry against Pittsburgh. Needless to say, Lacy is primed for a big-time game and the Packers shouldn’t worry much about not having Rodgers for Week 16.