Aaron Rodgers, who was effortlessly throwing footballs 50 yards in the air before Sunday’s heartbreaking Packers loss in Pittsburgh, is probably going to practice tomorrow for the first time since breaking his collarbone against the Vikings on October 15th.
In Rodgers’ absence, the Packers have gone 1-4 — 1-5 if you count losing the Vikings game — with Brett Hundley at quarterback and are at the end of their rope as far as margin of error is concerned.
Nevertheless, they have the Bucs at home this week and the Browns on the road next Sunday, both games where Green Bay will be favored. That would put them at 7-6 with Rodgers eligible to return for remaining games at Carolina, Minnesota at Lambeau, and at Detroit.
There remains a faint glimmer of hope in the Packers’ season, but it would’ve been real nice if they could’ve somehow eked out that win in Pittsburgh last week to give themselves a sliver of breathing room.
As a Packers fan, though, I’m still allowing myself to have the thought that they could somehow run the table.