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Aaron Rodgers ready to play with playoffs on the line

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Here’s what we know about the Aaron Rodgers’ situation in Green Bay. According to, Rodgers will participate in Wednesday’s practice. During his radio show with ESPN’s Jason J. Wilde, Aaron Rodgers stated that he felt better and is closer to coming back for week 16. The good news for Green Bay is that Aaron Rodgers “feels more like himself.”

However, the Packers coach Mike McCarthy is still game planning for Matt Flynn to be the starter. It's apparent, Pittsburgh will be preparing for both players to make an appearance.

There’s no question that Aaron Rodgers wants to play in the final two games of the season, but Green Bay and the doctors are looking out for the best interest of the organization.

A couple weeks ago, the Packers had a chance to make the playoffs, but it looked like the Lions were going to run away with the division. The decision to sit Rodgers would have been an easy one if they weren’t postseason bound. Instead, Green Bay is two wins away from winning the division.

Aaron Rodgers call his seven week layoff “sad and frustrating,” so he’s anxiously waiting to get back in the lineup. Even though the Packers’ doctor has been extremely cautious throughout the healing process, there’s no guarantee that Rodgers can take a hit and fall on the collarbone.

There’s also a chance that Rodgers will be perfectly fine, and he’ll hit the ground running with this revamped offense.

Remember, the division winner gets a home game in the playoffs. The Packers would likely get a fourth seed in the playoffs. That could set up a potential match up with Seattle in the divisional round.

Now that’s an event that Aaron Rodgers would be ready for.


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