Packers' McCarthy noncommittal on Rodgers' status against Vikings

Packers' McCarthy noncommittal on Rodgers' status against Vikings

He appeared to reach down for the back of his left leg. Rodgers then walked to the cart that took him up the Lambeau Field tunnel.

The Packers posted the second-largest comeback in franchise history at Lambeau Field, behind only a rally from 21 points down to beat New Orleans on September 17, 1989.

The Packers had to make a similar adjustment late in the 2014 season, when Rodgers was hobbled by a calf injury. He completed 20 of 30 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns against the Bears.

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Nagy on Monday did rue an earlier play call, admitting that a running play probably would've been the best approach on third-and-1 at the Bears' 34-yard line with 12:46 remaining and Chicago leading 20-10.

After a dark, flat season as a fan a year ago, I needed an Aaron Rodgers moment like that to shake me from my stoic indifference and help me rediscover the joy in being a sports fan.

Backup Packers quarterback DeShone Kizer replaced Rodgers, but couldn't get anything going for Green Bay.

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That's a huge game in the division, of course, so Green Bay will take every edge it can get by keeping the Vikings guessing. Not only were they two scores down, but Aaron Rodgers had to leave the field due to a knee injury.

That's an absolutely foolish stance if we've ever seen one. Instead, he called a pass play in which tight end Dion Sims was the only option leaking out the back side, and the Packers stuffed Sims for no gain after he was knocked off his route. "I know Aaron wants to play and is always driven to play, but that's all I have for right now". If Green Bay had scored a touchdown, they would've won either way.

He moved in and out of the pocket and escaped the wrath of the Packers' defense to extend drives in the first half.

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Rookie wide receiver Dante Pettis made an immediate impact in the National Football League as his first catch was a remarkable grab at the end of a remarkable play from the San Francisco 49ers against the Minnesota Vikings.

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