The Green Bay Packers pulled off a huge win to make the playoffs, but now they have to face off with the San Francisco 49ers. They will have to work to prevent a repeat of what happened when these two met last season.
Two of the NFL’s most decorated franchises will meet this Sunday when the Packers and 49ers meet in a NFC Wild Card matchup. The winner will move on in the playoffs, while the loser will face a disappointing end to a season that started with much higher aspirations.
Despite their dearth of recent success, all eyes will be on the Cowboys. For the karma and the drama, for better or worse, they are America’s team. Mostly for worse. Just watch on Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to return from a left collarbone injury, just in time to start Sunday for the Packers against the Chicago Bears in a game to decide the NFC North title.
For many football fans, Week 16 of the season is even bigger than the Super Bowl because it is their personal Super Bowl. It is the week with money on the line. Week 16 is the week fantasy football champions are crowned.
Aaron Rodgers took some first-team snaps in practice Wednesday, though the Packers’ franchise quarterback still hasn’t been cleared to play in a game.
Matt Flynn had been expected to start, but after Rodgers practiced Tuesday, there had still been a slim-to-none chance Rodgers would play.
“If you told us at the beginning of the season we’d be first place in Thanksgiving we’d have five games to play, an opportunity to go win our division, I think we’d relish that opportunity,” Schwartz added, “and we’re going to.”
So much quarterback drama with the Packers.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy says the chances of quarterback Aaron Rodgers playing Thursday at Detroit are “slim to none.”