NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers will take the field Sunday against their division rival, the Minnesota Vikings.
“Kicking off game day with the latest on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who barring a setback will start today against the Vikings. My understanding is Rodgers has no torn ligaments in his injured knee, but he‘ll be managing soreness and swelling for a while.”
So there you have it, Packers fans. It might not be much of one, but you automatically have a chance.
Rodgers would suffer a knee sprain Week 1 against the Chicago Bears last Sunday night. But he came back in the second half to lead one of his patented comebacks after being down 17-0. Though, he did not hit the practice field this week until Saturday.
Pelissero echoed a similar sentiment Saturday night.
“Barring a setback, Aaron Rodgers will start at QB for the Packers on Sunday against the Vikings. Still dealing with swelling and soreness in his sprained knee, but improved throughout the week, practiced Saturday, impressed teammates. Go time.”
The Vikings are Super Bowl contenders this year after making it to the NFC Championship Game, a season ago. Despite their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, they remain strong. They brought back most of their top-ranked defense. They got back all-purpose running back Dalvin Cook. And, they added quarterback Kirk Cousins to replace Case Keenum who — who ultimately went to the Denver Broncos.
Minnesota is also responsible for shortening Rodgers’ season last year. The Green Bay QB suffered a broken collarbone in Week 6 courtesy of Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr.
Let’s see if this Sunday has a different story.