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We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s latest column looking at the realistic possibility of bringing back Aaron Rodgers if the Packers are able to go on a run.
The Packers are 5-6 with five games to play. The easiest way to say it is, if they still have a shot at 10 wins when Rodgers is cleared, he should return, because there’s a pretty decent chance 10 wins gets them into the playoffs.
But if the best they can do is win nine, their playoff hopes get dicey. Then it comes down to how much help they get from other teams over the next two or three weeks. The playoffs could be a no go.
Put another way: If the Packers win their next two (Tampa Bay at home and at Cleveland), and then Rodgers is cleared, he should play. If they split these next two, it’s a maybe at best.
This might all seem like worthless talk about a team that’s 1-5 since Rodgers’ broken collarbone. The Packers are 200-to-1 odds to win the Super Bowl for good reason.
Michael Cohen and Tom Silverstein discuss all the latest on the Packers Podcast:
Great story from Kendra Meinert on a chance encounter between Rodgers and a family of Bears fans in Chicago:
Kenny Clark was back at practice on Wednesday:
As did Aaron Jones:
I spoke with Michael about the running back position:
I also chatted with readers via Facebook Live yesterday afternoon:
Green Bay is the No. 1 mid-sized sports city according to WalletHub:
Elsewhere, Mike Daniels is taking on bullying with My Cause, My Cleats:
Not a whole lot of people around the country will have this Packers game shown to them by FOX:
Greg Jennings will be in the booth for Sunday’s game:
The Buccaneers will get their starting quarterback this week:
NFL Media has a preview and prediction for Sunday’s game:
Rob Demovsky wonders which version of Brett Hundley will show up on Sunday:
Jason Wilde writes on Matthews being impressed by Rodgers’ recovery:
ACME Packing Company breaks down the snap counts in Pittsburgh:
No surprise, but the Packers play more people on defense than any other team in the league:
It’s been a long time since the Bucs faced anyone other than Favre or Rodgers at QB for the Packers:
The Power Sweep highlights the play of Jamaal Williams: