Aaron Rodgers Can Get Himself Back Into MVP Race on Thursday vs. Cardinals

Oct 17, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA;  Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) prior to a
Oct 17, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) prior to a / Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers have been on a roll since a Week 1 loss to the New Orleans Saints, winning and covering in six straight. However, the team faces their stiffest on Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals, the lone unbeaten team remaining in the NFL.

This will be a big moment for Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay, especially considering that the team will likely be without star wide receiver Davante Adams, who was placed on the COVID-19 list on Monday.

Rodgers, the league's reigning MVP, can make a statement on Thursday night if he can lead the Packers to a win over the undefeated Cards.

He currently sits +1200 at WynnBET Sportsbook to win back-to-back MVP's, the seventh best odds. His opposing quarterback on Thursday Night Football, Kyler Murray, is the current favorite at +350.

Rodgers has not been flashy this season, and the Packers have been flying a bit under the radar in a crowded NFC that includes the undefeated Cards, new-look Rams with Matthew Stafford, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Tom Brady, but he is firmly in the mix through seven weeks.

Given the circumstances of the game with Adams out, Rodgers can cut his odds in half, if not more, with a heroic performance that would pull Green Bay into a tie atop the NFC standings.

Despite an awful Week 1, he is still putting up monster numbers for the Packers this season, completing more than 68% of his passes with a 15-3 touchdown to interception ratio. Rodgers is top five in nearly all quarterback metrics and just behind Murray in EPA/Play amongst quarterbacks. Murray is fourth in that metric and Rodgers is fifth.

This is the time to pounce on Rodgers to win MVP if you believe in a back-to-back campaign for No. 12.

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