The last three games of the year figured to be tough with or without Rodgers. “I mean, you can’t go out there trying to take someone out like that.
They are not used to playing games this late into December without postseason implications.
Atlanta’s 24-21 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday night sealed Green Bay’s fate in the NFC wild-card chase.
So the Packers are in the unusual position of possibly playing the spoiler role.
Their final foe, the Detroit Lions in Week 17, also remains in the chase for a wild-card spot.
But do not expect the Packers to bring in former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick .
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Coach Mike Mc Carthy said there were no setbacks with Rodgers’ injury, but it made sense to shut him down. With all the factors involved, we felt this was clearly in Aaron Rodgers’ best interest,” Mc Carthy said. It’s a hard day for him.” It’s an unusual time for the team as a whole.
The Packers last missed the playoffs in 2008, Rodgers’ first season as the starter.
He practiced in pads on Thursday and will undergo a CT scan this coming week, according to the NFL Network.