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.
Will wait for #Packers coach Mike McCarthy and official announcement, but encouraging signs from Rodgers. Took every first snap in drills.
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) December 26, 2013
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.
My sources confirm this. Reportedly.
This pleases me.
“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.
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.
Hopefully he starts and we are rewarded for existing for 7 weeks in a football coma.
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!
And then again, reportedly, he won’t play.
WTMJ was playing a repeat show from before the Dallas game. My bad…Why would they do that?…Asssholes
AWESOME. let’s hope your poem is re-written with a career ending sack allowed by our porous O-Line…..
I will wait for the official announcement
Unless WTMJ out of Milwaukee is dead wrong, Rodgers has been ruled out.
Guess they were dead wrong.
But then again, the radio host, in his own words said: ” The Packers are holding out Rodgers in Sundays big game against Dallas”.
“That’s the first time that has occurred since Rodgers suffered his broken collarbone against Chicago.”
No it’s not the 1st time Rodgers has taken 1st team reps Monty, citing your own article on Dec. 11th.
The Ted Thompson drama continues.
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.
Now let’s see some Bear Ass get kicked.
Where are all the naughty little naysayers now! Bawhahahahahahhaa!!! :):)
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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. :)
The O line needs to protect him like the gold in Fort Knox.
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.
BOYS! I just saved a ton of cash with my Statefarm Discount Double-chck…so the brats are on me!
Big Gay Clay just got real hard ;)
And all around the Chicago metropolis thousands of undergarments are having their days ruined.
Da Bears dick just shriveled up ha
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!
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!!??!!
So does E. Wolf still think the season is over?
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!!
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.”
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!
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. :)
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.
Houdini is back
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
Let us enjoy this moment in time, this chapter of the story! To be totally present in the moment!
I’m flying down to the game Sunday, i got a free upgrade to “Grill Class.” :)
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…..
GO PACK GO!
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.