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Aaron Rodgers inactive for the Packers

Posted on: January 1, 2012 11:46 am
Edited on: January 1, 2012 1:02 pm
 
Rodgers

By Josh Katzowitz

Without the possibility of an undefeated season and with a No. 1 seed already locked up for the NFC playoffs, it was thought that quarterback Aaron Rodgers, though he might play a little today, probably wouldn’t go the whole way.

Now, we know for sure he won’t play at all.

That’s because Rodgers is among the Packers inactives for today’s game vs. the Lions. Also inactive are linebacker Clay Matthews, receiver Greg Jennings, running back James Starks, tackle Bryan Bulaga and cornerback Charles Woodson.
 
That means quarterback Matt Flynn will get the second start of his career, and it’ll be interesting to see if he can repeat last year’s performance vs. the Patriots in which Flynn played well and nearly did enough to beat New England.

“I’m not really trying to go out there and prove anything to anybody or the rest of the NFL,” Flynn said earlier this week. “I’m going to go out there and try to win the game. My job as the backup is to do my best to not let there be too much of a drop-off at the position.

“Go in there, execute the offense, move the chains and put points up. That’s my job, and that’s all it should be.”

As the Packers team website points out, Rodgers has officially broken Peyton Manning's record for the highest-ever season passer rating. Rodgers will finish the season with a rating of 122.5, better than Manning's 121.4 rating in 2004.


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Comments

Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2012 12:18 pm
 

Aaron Rodgers inactive for the Packers

Packers are basically conceding the win to the lines with all the inactives, but that OK because at this point it is all about winning your playoff games and if they do not get healthy before their first game, they could be in trouble. I think this is a great move by management, but it would suck if you had tickets for the game!



Since: Dec 18, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 12:16 pm
 

Aaron Rodgers inactive for the Packers

I also argree with Lewis.
It would be a nice finsh for  the Detroit Lions  who have not won much in the last 10 years .
Go Lions ! 



Since: Oct 21, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2012 12:10 pm
 

Aaron Rodgers inactive for the Packers

That would be great. This has been the Lion's season for breaking bad streaks and habits. They won in Minnesota for the first time in forever. Could they finally end their losing streak in Lambo? They don't stink on the road anymore. They showed last week against the Chargers that they can hang with anyone. The Lions need to keep it simple like last week, No Stupid Penalties (3 for 8 yards last week), No Turnovers, Stafford stay sharp.



Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2012 12:08 pm
 

Aaron Rodgers inactive for the Packers

as i said on my team your healthy you play atleast 15 minutes. i hope that with 3 weeks away from football (last week this week next week) that rodgers goes out there and sucks it up. three weeks is a long time to be away from game shape and i think he will be more than a little rusty.   ; )



Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 12:00 pm
 

Aaron Rodgers inactive for the Packers

I like the Packers but wouldn't be something if the Lions win..
It would be a heck of a way for the Lions to end a good and surprising season before the playoffs.


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