If the Green Bay Packers were looking for that galvanizing moment or gesture that would turn the season around, maybe this is it. Aaron Rodgers has brought back the mustache.
And that is one mean-looking mustache.
Says nothing other than, “I mean business!”
And Rodgers better mean business. The Packers faint playoff hopes hinge on the team winning the rest of their games. That should start swimmingly on Sunday when the team faces the two-win Arizona Cardinals.
As Walter Sobchak would say, “Should be a pushover.”
The Cardinals have a rookie quarterback in Josh Rosen, who has 10 TDs and 11 interceptions. They have a supposed franchise running back in David Johnson, who is averaging just 3.7 yards per carry. This team is last in the league in points per game and yards per game — passing, rushing and overall. The one place they are decent is pass defense — fourth overall. The team still has Patrick Peterson at cornerback and that single factor could test Rodgers and receiver Davante Adams.
The Cardinals do also have Chandler Jones and his 11 sacks. With left tackle David Bakhtiari potentially out for this game, that will surely also be a factor.
So it’s probably a good thing that Rodgers brought the stache back when he did.