Aaron Rodgers Will Reportedly Start This Week

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Aaron Rodgers: spectating

Aaron Rodgers: spectating

Maybe the Green Bay Packers aren’t going to tank this week after all. Aaron Rodgers will start for the first time in eight weeks, according to Paul Imig.

Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed the decision during his news conference.

“We’re preparing for the Chicago Bears with Aaron Rodgers as our starting quarterback,” McCarthy said.

Rodgers worked with the first team in practice and was listed as a full participant.

That’s the first time that has occurred since Rodgers suffered his broken collarbone against Chicago. He had been working on a limited basis in practice previously and Matt Flynn was getting the starter reps.

If everything holds true to form, the Packers will be facing the Bears on Sunday for the division title with their best player.

That’s good news for the Packers’ playoff chances.

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65 Comments on "Aaron Rodgers Will Reportedly Start This Week"

  1. the real russ letlow

    “If everything holds true to form, the Packers will be facing the Bears on Sunday for the division title with their best player.”…..amen!!! NFC North division championship game on Sunday, WOW! now, please play some defense. thank you.

  2. Chitown Badger

    I don’t think AARod taking every first team snap is actually anyone “reporting” he’s starting. It simply means he’s taking the snaps. A good sign for sure, but definitely not anyone saying he’s starting, which I would consider a “report”. I’m no media person, but that’s they way you would think it should work.

  3. Savage57

    Twas the end of the schedule for 2013
    Like nothing the Packers could have foreseen
    The Bears at the Spaceship alongside the lake
    chasing a title? – must be a mistake.

    AR’s probably starting, but Clay for sure gone
    What else this season could possibly go wrong?
    Hyde’s playing great, so he’ll probably go down
    Knock out Jay Cutler? – that get’s you McKown.

    No Jermichael, no Randall, maybe no Lacy,
    No Bulaga, no who else, the name’s all get hazy
    No Jolly for this one, some toughness is gone
    All the rest all banged up, all season long.

    MM looking clueless with his plastic play card
    DC in his press box, fighting sleep real hard
    Another run, run, pass series of futile play calls
    Defense looking confused at the snap of the ball

    Hawk chasing Bennett as he streaks down the field
    Big play catches and first downs do they yield
    Bears’ big receivers leave Shields in their wake
    Oh Lord how much more of this shit can I take?

    Pack down by two scores as they reach the 4th quarter
    But they’re not giving up, they start playing much harder
    Cutty bounces a pick-6 off of Forte’s own head
    Pack still has a chance, Cutty’s shitting the bed

    Now down by three they pull off the onside kick
    WTF, is this a late gift from St. Nick?
    A tough 60 yard field for the go-ahead score
    If you like Packer football, could you ask for more?

    A 10 yard out to JJ, back-shoulder throw to Jordy
    And then lickety-split, they’re at the Bear’s forty
    A time-out is taken that leaves them just one
    As the faithful all wonder, can this game be won?

    A dump off to Kuhn, Packer fans’ hearts all swoon
    but he hurdles a Bear who committed too soon
    That gains another twelve and another first down
    What is it about playing title games in Chi-town?

    A bubble screen for 8 to the new guy named Boykin
    The offense is clicking the pass game is woikin’
    2nd and 4 from the 20, 10 seconds on the clock
    James Starks looks at Aaron and asks for the rock

    A quick pitch to the right, and there stands McLellan
    What went through Stark’s head there’s really no tellin’
    Starks just lowers his head and makes two quick cuts
    And drives his helmet into McLellan’s exposed nuts

    He goes through him like a train with a full head of steam
    And fans there that day still recall Shea’s horrid scream
    Starks breaks one more tackle and crosses the goal
    Bears still suck! Lions blow! And now where’s your Skol?

    As Starks walks off the field, still hearing Shea scream
    He sees him writhing on the ground surrounded by his team
    And he bend’s down and whispers, ‘How’s that feel sucker?
    That’s for AR, you Bear-shit motherfucker!

    • nurseratchett@work

      AWESOME. let’s hope your poem is re-written with a career ending sack allowed by our porous O-Line…..

    • Phatgzus

      “Took ‘every’ first snap in practice.”

      “That’s the first time that has occured…he had been working on a ‘limited’ basis”.

      This isn’t TT drama, it’s the media’s drama, and it’s at least abating now, though if we’re unfortunate, this may be but a brief respite.

  4. Kozak

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy confirmed FOX Sports Wisconsin’s earliier report that quarterback Aaron Rodgers will start Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

  5. T Pack

    Packers.com is announcing Rodgers will be starting. I assume Lacy will give it a go. Haven’t seen anything about Cobb playing or even practicing. . Whatever Arodg is back! I can here Jordy yelling “thank god” here in NY. lol.

  6. Kozak

    It’s official

    Aaron Rodgers will be Packers’ starting QB on Sunday
    Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on December 26, 2013 – 1:41 pm

    GREEN BAY–Aaron Rodgers will be the Packers’ starting quarterback on Sunday when the Packers play against the Bears at Soldier Field.
    “We’re preparing for the Chicago Bears with Aaron Rodgers as our starting quarterback,” Coach Mike McCarthy said. “I would say he’s ready to play.”
    Rodgers was listed by the Packers as a full participant in Thursday’s practice.
    “We feel it’s time for Aaron to play,” McCarthy said. “We need to go down there and win this game as a team. This is a decision everyone was waiting for. We wanted to get this done on Tuesday.”

  7. the real russ letlow

    coach said Rodgers is in, Cobb looks real good, he expects Lacy to play. I guess that is about all we could have hoped for, considering the circumstances and other injuries not withstanding.

    • PF4L

      I’m not so sure we shouldn’t give Starks the majority of the carries against the worst run defense in the league. With Rodgers and Starks, we should be able to handle this, and rest Lacy for a week. Just my .02.

      • the real russ letlow

        I’m all for giving Starks the rock. The dude has played with power and attitude all season.

  8. PF4L

    You just know Rodgers wants to throw like 5 TD’s just to say F Off to the haters.

    Hopefully Cutler throws us his usual 2 picks, and if our defense doesn’t shit the bed, we should be NFC North Champions for the 3rd year in a row and keep the Bears out of the playoffs for the 3rd straight year.

    For this week, life is back 2 good in Green Bay. :)

  9. Vijay

    Rodgers only has to win the next what, 5 games? Now that more than 2010 would equate to a miracle season. It all starts this week, let’s hope the run continues!

  10. Fritz from LaCrosse

    They don’t need any of their banged up players to start. it is not like they are playing the “monsters of the midway” they are playing the paper-mache cut out doll teddy bears who starred, er, used as props, in “The Philadelphia Story” last week LOLOLOL.
    Nancy Reagan could be their starter, and if they still can’t beat “Da Bears” they do not belong in the post-season anyway!!??!!

  11. Nacho Libre

    Hoping this time the O-Line will protect A-Rod. Let’s not forget what happened on the opening drive that night he went out with the injury. GO PACK!!

  12. TyKo Steamboat

    Wheres “PackAttack” with all of his Big Mike & Teddy T hatred?
    All those injuries & McCarthy still wins games.
    McCarthy is a Superbowl CHAMP. I am one of the “Sons Of McCarthy”
    Dudes a winner. Just wants to win. Does win. Calculated, confident, organized…

    All you haters talken smack on here the last week. Hold your heads in shame. It’s the Packers/Bears for the division. To think we’re not going to take a risk & give it our best shot is just crazy.

    So sick of the overreactions to the losses…

    Go back & read some of the comments after the miracle in Dallas & then the irrelevant loss to the Steelers. Night & Day.

    Now, it no longer matters. Winner-take-all in Chicago Sunday just the way it should be.
    Last Summer, when the schedule was released, Aaron Rodgers tweeted out “In Chicago week 17, game of thrones.”

  13. E. Wolf

    My take. Neither team is going far this year. I will regard it as a positive development if we win, and knock out either the NIners or Saints and ruin their season or two. What I hope happens is however this season ends, it ends in way that they can build from going into next year. Next year will be where it’s at!

  14. cd4packers

    Next year is not where it’s at. The only thing that matters at this time and place is what is happening right now. This week the Packers have an opportunity to not only win the Division but extend their season into the playoffs. Which could ultimately lead to the biggest game of the year the SB. We have come this far making it in a not so glamorous fashion to where we are now. Ready to battle it out with our long time rivals. This has not been a fun filled season with lots of memorable, heroic plays. But rather a season of ups and downs. Still the Packers survive. Not always of their own volition but yet they live to see another chance to prove they have what it takes and be the best team in the NFL. You may think I am being ridiculous. But I have held the faith all season long as many of you gave up weeks ago. I believe a person can do anything they set their minds to do if they want it bad enough. If they want it more than the next guy wants it, they can achieve it. We have the talent. We have the skill and the know how. Rodgers knows this and believes it. So do I. The future will take care of itself. Today we got Rodgers back. This was a good day. :)

    • E. Wolf

      If you think–with this defense and all the injuries this –that this team is capable of going to and winning the Super Bowl, you are delusional. Now before your online boyfriend and possible phone and cam sex partner interjects with petty insults and infantile tirade, it is false equivalence to compare this team to the Super Bowl Championship team in 2010. In 2010

      –in 2010 we had a premiere defense that played well throughout. It was our offense that was intermittently inconsistent before turning it on in Week 16. Not so this year.

      –injuries this year are on a totally different level. Worst injuries in 2010 were Morgan Burnett and Ryan Grant. This year has been on an entirely different level. Moreover, Jolly and Matthews are out for the remainder of the year, exacerbating our marginal defense.

      — in relation to the first point, in 2010 there was no team that compared to the Seahawks this year. Right now, the Saints–ON THE ROAD at Lambeau–are the only team that the Packers would be a favorite. Niners are possible but not likely. While we might be capable of beating the Panthers on the road, the odds of beating both the Panthers and the Seahawks–at Lincoln Financial–is de minimis to nonexistent.

      Managing realistic expectations is not inconsistent with devotion and love for one’s team. Not managing realistic expectations however shows either ignorance or delerium or both.

  15. T Pack

    Wolf- why do we have to manage any expectations? Most of us here are fans. Fans have expectations and that is to win the SB. Anything else is heartbreaking. That is what being a fan is about. Its about the ups & downs. I don’t sit around and tell myself “I’ll watch but I know they aren’t going anywhere”. What kind of fan does that.
    You can cry in your beer about injuries and next year. I am going to enjoy the game, root hard for my team and I will deal with it later if they fall short. You must be a blast to watch a game with. Go crawl back in your hole.

    • E. Wolf

      It is your choice. I just don’t see it happening, and it will make things easier when the inevitable happens.
      Actually, I am not much fun to be around during a game. Usually, I act like a total lunatic. Think of Robert Carlyle’s character in Trainspotting while watching a match at his buddy’s place in London. At this Irish bar I used to go to, they used to call me Cujo because of my game day antics.
      This year, since the injury, I have been rather mute, no longer yelling “TOUCHDOWN GREEN BAY” in an angry, demonic manner.

  16. bob at 81

    the football gods will be the deciders. as spoken by a fan, just remember that darn lop sided ball can bonce in our direction and one big play can make the difference.
    wolf man is a fan, just try’s to be realistic, but sometimes we just have to have a little “faith”
    go pack go

  17. T Pack

    What Jersey do I go with for Sunday?
    Reggie White, Rodgers, Starr, Matthews, Bubba Frank (yes a I have a bubba frank jersey), Ahman Green, Sharpe, Hornung?
    Maybe no jersey? Old lucky Pack T shirt?

    Need an organizational decision to be made here.

  18. PackLethal

    I only have one thing to say: Packers vs Bears! The oldest rivalry in football coming down to the final game, in the final week contesting for the NFC North Divisional Title! Sure, both teams are beat up “some” but still……………
    The story is unfolding as it should, as it was always meant to be, regardless of outcome!

  19. rebelgb

    Love having Arodge back. Do I think we win in the playoffs? Nah. We couldnt win with a bad defense the last 2 trips we sure as hell aint winning with this group of jokers.

    Who cares. Knocking the Bears out AND having a home playoff game makes it all worth while.

    I got a Eddie Lacy plaque for Christmas. Im gonna put on my Clay Matthews jersey in remembrance of our defensive super star and cuddle my Lacy plaque likes its my first born child…..


  20. Fritz from LaCrosse

    the packers have proven that they are most dangerous when their backs are up against the wall, when it’s “win or go home” — shades of the 2010 season, no? “deja vu all over again” – Y. Berra.
    i just hope that da bears have been preparing for a-rod to start, and mm decides to “deak” them with a flynn start, and keep #12 in reserve unless needed, hopefully not until the first playoff game inn GB.

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