In Week 17, the Green Bay Packers will play the Minnesota Vikings in a game that they absolutely must win. Aaron Rodgers will be the quarterback. The offense now seems to be close to being at full strength for the game.
Throughout the week, a number of significant Packers were noted on the injury report. On this list was quarterback Aaron Rodgers, running back Aaron Jones, and linebackers Yosh Nijmna and David Bakhtiari.
Aaron Jones will be the Packers’ additional key playmaker in addition to Aaron Rodgers. With 962 yards and two touchdowns on the ground this season, Jones has been essential to this offense.
Christian Watson, a rookie pass catcher, is still uncertain about the game due to a hip issue. He hadn’t practiced all week, so his options were restricted on Friday.
Aaron Rodgers dealt with a thumb and knee issue the entire week. Due to this, he was unable to participate in practice on Wednesday. However, by Friday, he was ready to take the field and fully participate.
The Packers have had a season full of highs and lows under Rodgers’ leadership. They are now 3-0 in their past three games after starting the season 4-8. They are currently in the running for a playoff position.
This season, Rodgers himself has occasionally had trouble producing. He has passed for 3,311 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions through 15 games. His double-digit turnover season since 2010 began with this one.
The Packers still have a chance to prevail and advance to the playoffs. However, they must defeat the 12-3 Vikings and the Detroit Lions in order to accomplish it. They will have a chance with Aaron Rodgers at the helm.