The NFC North is somehow still available for the Green Bay Packers to win.
Despite the fact that we haven’t seen star quarterback Aaron Rodgers in six weeks (seven if you count the Bears game) and despite the fact that the packers went 2-4-1 during that stretch; the Pack control their own destiny in the North.
Thanks to the utter collapse of the Detroit Lions, if the Packers win their next two games, vs. Pittsburgh and then at Chicago, they will win the NFC North.
One would think that in order to do so though, Rodgers will have to be the guy under center for the Pack. Matt Flynn, while undoubtedly a Packers’ hero for his comeback at Dallas and win over Detroit a few years ago, hasn’t looked all that sharp. And with the division on the line, the Packers have no room for error.
The division may very well come down to the health of Rodgers, and according to a report from Marc Sessler of NFL.com, we’ll find out more on his status come Wednesday.
For now though, the Packers will still game plan to move forward with Flynn, according to head coach Mike McCarthy (via Rob Demovsky/ ESPN.com):
“We’re game-planning right now for Matt Flynn,” McCarthy said Monday. “That’s the way we started the conversation Saturday. We do some preliminary game-planning each week for the next opponent, so that’s the way we’re going about it as an offensive staff.”