Green Bay will be without quarterback Aaron Rodgers for at least one more game.
The Packers have announced that Rodgers is out again on Sunday against the Falcons, the fifth full game he has missed since suffering a broken collarbone against the Bears.
Now the question is whether the Packers can stay close enough to the NFC North lead to make it worth considering the possibility that Rodgers could return for the final three games and help them win the division. If the Packers can beat the Falcons without Rodgers — and if the Lions lose to the Eagles — then Green Bay would still be in the hunt for a division title, and a return of Rodgers would make them a legitimate threat to win the NFC North.
But if the Packers lose this week (and especially if the Lions also win at Philadelphia), they’re just about out of any hope of winning the division. At that point, it might be time to shut Rodgers down.