Packers are ‘pessimistic’ Aaron Rodgers will play vs. Cowboys

Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) sits on the bench during the fourth quarter of a NFL football game against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is continuing to work his way back from a broken left collarbone and many were hoping that he would be able to return to the field this week for a crucial Week 15 match up against the Dallas Cowboys.

Rodgers has said that he wants to return this season, but there is a growing belief that he will not be able to suit up yet again and the Packers are becoming more “pessimistic” about his availability vs. the Cowboys.

From Ed Werder of ESPN:

Green Bay still has a chance to make the postseason, but they will need to come up with a big win over Dallas if they want to keep realistic chances of making the playoffs.

Unfortunately, the Packers chances of winning against Dallas decrease greatly without Rodgers under center, so we will have to wait and see what the team officially decides to do as the week goes on.

Topics: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

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  • Michael Sandmire

    I would rather laugh than cry.

    Green Bay Packer’s QB Brett Favre was listed as questionable on the Wednesday injury report after undergoing an amputation of his left leg below the knee. Favre finished the game leading the packers to a fourth quarter comeback despite suffering multiple compound fractures after being sacked on the last play of the first half. Favre’s status takes on greater importance as his primary back-up, Aaron Rodgers, was placed on season ending IR with a particularly nasty hang nail on the pinky finger of his non-throwing hand. If Favre cannot play Sunday the job will fall to the 60 yr old former all pro QB for the Seattle Seahawks Jim Zorn. Packer’s GM Ted Thompson expressed confidence in Zorn saying, “We are very comfortable with our current situation at QB” Zorn has not thrown a pass in the NFL since appearing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a scab in the 1987 season.

    • TapDogsDad

      Funny !

      But methinks you underestimate Arod – and especially the rest of the Packers. Almost disrespectful. Fact is, they have had a real injury problem and yes, the healthy guys have not been playing up to their potential – with some exceptions.

      But I sense that the worm turned in the second half of the Atlanta game. And they are getting some key guys back. They will be able to rest players. That could make a huge difference.

      I’d bet a lot that Aaron will not play against the Cowboys, but I also think Flynn is getting more comfortable, the O line is improving, and with good protection for Flynn, the sky’s the limit.

      Look for Quarless to have a big game.

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