DALLAS—All of a sudden, the Packers look like a hot team in December.
The Packers are fresh off one of the biggest and most emotional comebacks in franchise history, they’ve rallied in the second half in consecutive games, their defense is beginning to deliver critical takeaways at crunch time, and maybe, just maybe, their star quarterback is nearing a return to action.
Oh, my, isn’t this becoming an interesting if not promising season again?
Has he considered the possibility that he might be “The Man” for the Packers the rest of the way?
“Not really,” he said. “I really have been trying to take it one game at a time. I don’t anticipate being the guy. We all anticipate Aaron getting healthy.”
Well, folks, get ready for another week of the ever-popular football soap opera, “Will Rodgers play?” It begins again in earnest on Monday afternoon, when Head Coach Mike McCarthy will step up to the podium at his press conference and the first question he’ll be asked will be, “Will
One of these days, the answer will be, “Yes, Aaron Rodgers will play this week,” and when that day comes, look out.
The Packers are near the point of controlling their own destiny, which is exactly what will happen should the Lions lose to the Ravens on Monday night. With a Ravens win, the Packers will win the NFC North with wins over the Steelers and Bears. With a Ravens win, the Packers will become the team to beat in the NFC North, especially should McCarthy step up to the podium and announce, “Yes, Aaron Rodgers will play this week.”
“Matt just stays the course. He’s a tough guy. I think it says a lot about him,” McCarthy said following yesterday’s miracle in Big D.
Was it the biggest win of Flynn’s football career?
“I would probably say so. What a feeling! We were all taking a knee and thinking is this happening?” Flynn said.
“I played pretty poor in the first half. I was having difficult seeing the field. I was waiting too long for my guys to get open,” he said.
Heading into the final two weeks of the regular season, the Packers have a hot quarterback, but he might be about to be benched, and that’s just fine with him and everybody else in Packers nation.
Maybe this is the week Rodgers returns to action.
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