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.”
Sure, the Bears won at Lambeau Field on Monday Night, but they did it with the Packers’ trotting out backup quarterback Seneca Wallace, who hadn’t taken a snap in professional football for more than two years.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday he has a fractured left collarbone and has no idea yet how long he will be out.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler watched the Monday Night football game from the sidelines. That was expected.
The Pack’s back in the NFC North.