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Aaron Rodgers will Play Through Pain

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday, instead opting for rehab on his injured calf. That won’t keep him from playing against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, though.

Rodgers said he will be in pain, but reiterated that he’s playing.

“It’ll be about pain management on Sunday, but the good thing is I’ll be out there,” Rodgers said. “I’ll be out there and ready.”

The question becomes how will this affect the Packers’ offense?

Rodgers will clearly lack some mobility, but that may actually be a good thing. When Rodgers has played poorly this season, he was quick to exit the pocket, often before the play fully developed. Rodgers has been much more effective when he’s stood in and moved around within the pocket.

The injury, to some degree, will force Rodgers to stand in and look for receivers.

That sounds fine to us. The Packers’ offensive line has been the one consistent unit on the offensive side of the ball this year. They’ve given up just 26 sacks, which is the 12th fewest in the NFL.

Even with a somewhat immobile Rodgers, we expect the QB’s jersey to remain clean.

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Joseph Bonham

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  1. PF4L December 15, 2016

    Watch out for this game. This won’t look anything like the Seahawk game.

    I think the Packers win. But it won’t be as easy as the last go around, but i’ll save the rest for the prediction article.

    1. Kato December 15, 2016

      Agreed. It is going to be ridiculously cold, and i think running the ball will be important. That aspect favors the bears. An immobile Rodgers will be an issue, Leonard Floyd has been playing real well for the bears