The Green Bay Packers listed both their starting quarterback (Aaron Rodgers) and running back (Eddie Lacy) on the injury report as limited participants in Thursday’s practice. The team estimated that the two players would have been limited on Friday as well and gave both a probable chance to play on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in the NFC championship game. The Packers list four players on their injury report and the Seahawks list seven (two not injury related) on theirs.
The Green Bay Packers do not have to play this Sunday. That is a good thing as quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be able to get some extra rest before the Packers begin their run toward the Super Bowl. They will host one of three teams in the Divisional Round. Their opponent will be determined by the outcome of the Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys game.
Injuries can cause a player to take time off from their team and sometimes that means the entire season. When injuries heal, it is time for those players to return and hopefully make a return sooner rather than later. For others? Injuries can mean coming full circle back to the place where it all began.
Lots of changes need to be made for some teams in the NFL, and it all will depend on what is best for the immediate future. Two teams are looking at quarterback situations that could very well help their seasons while one team is doing so well that they are breaking noise records.
Talk about your strange happenings in the NFL – and you’ve got this week. One 49er is legally changing his name due to a fine. An Oakland Raider just dropped down two pegs. And the Houston Texans are pleading with fans to stop burning their jerseys.
Fans of the Oakland Raiders know the phrase “quarterback competition” almost more than any other in the English language. That is no different for the 2013 season, but Matt Flynn hopes that the competition ends his well-traveled career and ends with him.