Will Aaron Rodgers return to practice Saturday?

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers becomes eligible to return to practice Friday. Green Bay doesn’t practice on Fridays, but Rodgers could practice Saturday.

We’ll see,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “I mean, he’s still going through. . . . There’s a protocol; there’s targets we’re trying to hit each and every week. I think they’re working [on it], and it’s segmented. The A-number one priority is to get him healthy. Practice is not something we’re really focused on right now.

“I’m more focused on game-planning for the Buccaneers. There’s a plan laid out for Aaron, just like the other guys on IR. He’s knocking it out of the park; he’s going at it 120 miles an hour. We’ll see what the end of the week brings.”

Rodgers threw during a pregame workout Sunday at Heinz Field, chunking passes as long as 50 yards.

He underwent surgery on his broken right clavicle on Oct. 19, and the Packers placed him on injured reserve the following day. He does not become eligible to return to game action until Dec. 17 at Carolina.

“Everything that they’re doing is calculated between the training room, the strength and conditioning room and Aaron,” McCarthy said. “As you would imagine, he’s going at it 120 miles an hour, and so far so good.”

The Packers used one of their short-term IR spots on right tackle Jason Spriggs, who started Sunday. They would have to inform the league when/if Rodgers practices to designate him to return.

98 responses to “Will Aaron Rodgers return to practice Saturday?

  1. If the Panthers lose to the Saints then Vikings and GB beats Tampa and Cleveland, THEN it may be worth it. Bascially asking to win out then last 5 games. Only chance.

  2. Better question is, who cares? The diva could walk away for good tomorrow and besides the rednecks in GB, and the nfl front office, nobody would care one bit.

  3. Gotta let Huntley prove-himself out their. He’s done an awesome job, great too see him getting some rep’s. Honestly, collensworth even said on the broadcast that Huntley is the better qb then Rogers at this point of there careers. Get well Rogers, need you for trade bate or a solid backup. Go pack

  4. If the Packers win their next 2 and he returns with 3 games left he can easily win out and if the Packers make the playoffs with a healthy Rodgers watch out NFL.

  5. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    November 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm
    Better question is, who cares? The diva could walk away for good tomorrow and besides the rednecks in GB, and the nfl front office, nobody would care one bit.

    ========================

    Translated – Vikings are terrified at the prospect of having to play against Rodgers twice a year for several more years to come.

  6. The math just doesnt work for them to make the playoffs this year unfortunately. Hundley’s development needed to be quicker than it has been. Too bad the playoff isnt decided the way they do it in college. Everyone knows that the Packers with Rodgers would still be one of the five best teams in the NFC, despite the inane ramblings of the trolls. Hopefully, the Vikings seize the day that Barr made possible, and win their first ever super bowl. Lord knows, Vikings fans, after year after year after year of pathetic play, constant humiliation and predictable disappointment, they deserve to have a modicum of success. Perhaps even a chance to play in an NFC championship game.

  7. I’m not sure why anyone thinks the Packers make the playoffs with or without Rodgers.

    Winning out doesn’t even give them a good chance of making the playoffs.

    One loss or tie eliminates them.

  8. Hey Dilly…

    In case you didn’t realize it, Rodgers has lost 3 of his last 4 starts against the Vikings.

    2015 to Teddy, 2016 to Sam and 2017 to Case.

    Rodgers doesn’t scare our 1st, 2nd or 3rd string QB.

    It’s more likely that Rodgers is afraid of the Vikings.

  9. With or without Rodgers, the Packers still have no defense. Even with Rodgers they’ve shown they can’t beat Atlanta and there is no way they get anywhere close to beating Phili. But yea , he should definitely come back early.

  10. gtodriver says:
    November 27, 2017 at 9:50 pm
    Hey Dilly…

    In case you didn’t realize it, Rodgers has lost 3 of his last 4 starts against the Vikings.

    2015 to Teddy, 2016 to Sam and 2017 to Case.

    Rodgers doesn’t scare our 1st, 2nd or 3rd string QB.

    It’s more likely that Rodgers is afraid of the Vikings.

    ==============================

    I’d actually like to thank the Vikings. The Packers needed a wake up call. This will lead to two certainties – the Packers defense will be improved, and the Vikings will be at the center of Rodgers and the Packers revenge tour. Vikings defense is good, but there are some huge holes that Spielman won’t have the cash to fill. Meanwhile, the Packers have enough cap room to give a new defensive coordinator some new toys. Thank you Vikings – we appreciate your assistance. Had Barr not unnecessarily roughed Aaron up, the Packers never would’ve changed course.

  11. My Packers need Aaron. Badly. We all hope he comes back as soon as possible. Without Aaron, we suck.

  12. gtodriver says:
    November 27, 2017 at 9:50 pm
    Hey Dilly…

    In case you didn’t realize it, Rodgers has lost 3 of his last 4 starts against the Vikings.

    2015 to Teddy, 2016 to Sam and 2017 to Case.
    (Otherwise known as our last 3 Super Bowls!)

    Rodgers doesn’t scare our 1st, 2nd or 3rd string QB.
    (Let’s just say it like it is, they’re all 3rd string QBs)

    It’s more likely that Rodgers is afraid of the Vikings.
    ———-
    There you go, fixed it for you.

  13. Dilly Dilly, only problem with your logic is the packers very rarely go after big name free agents. In other words, your new toys are coming solely from the draft. Good luck with that. Also…the vikes actually have more cap room than the Pack next year…Granted we havent signed either Teddy, Case, and or Sam…but seeing we have 50 mil avail…not too worried.

  14. Liberalsruineverything says:
    November 27, 2017 at 10:11 pm
    Revenge tour Stella? Bwahahaha!! More like exposed tour. The Packers were lucky enough to grab one last division title last year for Erin. He will never win another one. Not in a Packer uniform anyway.

    =============================

    Facts: Packers won nine division titles in 15 years with a putrid defense. With Capers soon to be gone, and with some higher draft picks, GB will definitely be in the hunt for another division title next year. Zimmer can’t decide which 3rd string QB he’s going to start from week to week. Let’s face it, anything short of a Super Bowl victory this year is a HUGE disappointment for the Vikings, as they’ll be back in second place next year in the division.

  15. Dilly Dilly, only problem with your logic is the packers very rarely go after big name free agents. In other words, your new toys are coming solely from the draft. Good luck with that. Also…the vikes actually have more cap room than the Pack next year…Granted we havent signed either Teddy, Case, and or Sam…but seeing we have 50 mil avail…not too worried.
    ——–
    Good luck with that?? You really don’t see the irony of this post do you? Your team hasn’t won a playoff game since 09. It’s never won a championship. Yet you have no qualms in posting about how our draft and develop doesn’t work, as if your team has the figured out the key to success. And your talking about a team that is tied for a record number of consecutive playoff appearances. A team with 4 sb trophies and 13 world championships. Irony.

  16. Waffles

    The Viking/Packer game is, and has always been the Packers SB since the late 60’s when the Packers went 25 consecutive full regulation seasons without scoring a single TD in the playoffs. A win over the Vikings was that important to the green and yellow.

    If, as you claim, Teddy, Sam and Case are third string QBs, what does that say about the Green Bay Packers?

    That was too easy…😎

  17. Hey Dilly…

    “Had Barr not unnecessarily roughed Aaron up, the Packers never would’ve changed course.”

    Rodgers hurt himself by falling awkwardly. It’s not Barr’s fault that Rodgers hasn’t learned to fall properly.

  18. Revenge tour Stella? Bwahahaha!! More like exposed tour. The Packers were lucky enough to grab one last division title last year for Erin. He will never win another one. Not in a Packer uniform anyway
    ——-
    How many years in a row are you rubes gonna say this? Win a playoff game…..just one…then talk. And the Erin thing is real cute. Not immature at all.

  19. This injury cements Rodgers status as the GOAT, not even close. Patriots keep winning without Brady, Browns kept winning without Graham, 49ers kept winning without Montana, Colts won without Unitas. Packers were 4-1 with Rodgers this year, 1-5 without. In 2013 they were 6-1 with Rodgers, 2-6-1 without. And his impressive record was while McCarthy and Capers were coaching the team. GOAT.

  20. Hey Dilly…

    “Facts: Packers won nine division titles in 15 years with a putrid defense.”

    When you start out with a false premise, everything after that is and should be questioned.

    The Packers had the #7 defense in 2009 and the #2 defense in 2010.

    The Packers defense had more to do with the Packers SB than Rodgers did.

  21. Rodgers hurt himself by falling awkwardly. It’s not Barr’s fault that Rodgers hasn’t learned to fall properly.
    ———
    Yeah Barr didn’t leave his feet or drive his body weight into Rodgers at all….you’re exactly right mr troll.

  22. gtodriver says:
    November 27, 2017 at 10:38 pm
    Waffles

    The Viking/Packer game is, and has always been the Packers SB since the late 60’s when the Packers went 25 consecutive full regulation seasons without scoring a single TD in the playoffs. A win over the Vikings was that important to the green and yellow.

    If, as you claim, Teddy, Sam and Case are third string QBs, what does that say about the Green Bay Packers?

    That was too easy…😎

    ********************************

    Up until Barr’s lame, late hit on Rodgers, the only rivalry in the NFC North has been, and will continue to be, between the storied franchises of the Bears and Packers. The Vikings have, and will always be, about as important as a mole on a knat’s behind. Now, the Packers will certainly be looking for payback on the Heidi’s for the foreseeable future, so that’ll be fun!

  23. Gto, ever think your constant need to talk about the packers stems from years of frustration and jealousy? I mean, you talk about the packers more than any packer fan here. Gotta be a reason.

  24. If Aaron comes back, he will get the private tour of the pit of misery…. It’s called the Vikings Defense! Dilly Dilly……

  25. wtfru2 says:
    November 27, 2017 at 11:10 pm
    If Aaron comes back, he will get the private tour of the pit of misery…. It’s called the Vikings Defense! Dilly Dilly……

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    Pretty sure the Vikings will be occupying the Pit of Misery when they’re one-and-done in the playoffs this year and realize they missed an opportunity of a lifetime. #windowclosed

  26. So when Rodgers returns, the Packers defense will miraculously learn how to tackle and cover people? Wow…he really does have special powers.

  27. wtfru2 says:
    November 27, 2017 at 11:10 pm
    If Aaron comes back, he will get the private tour of the pit of misery…. It’s called the Vikings Defense! Dilly Dilly……

    =============================

    The Vikings know a lot about both; no chance at all and one and done!

  28. pkrlvr, say what. If we are going to get super historical. Vikes have won the division and have had more playoff births than the Packers. Everything else I said, is essentially what I see you packer fans complain about. No big name free agents and bad luck in the draft.

    Face it, the packers are one player. Rodgers. You guys have no depth and no defense. I’m not talking the super bowl winning teams…Im talking about the one sitting 3rd in the division. I have no doubt the Vikes will stumble at some point this season and probably in the playoffs. Yet here we are at 9 – 2…on essentially our third string QB (who is playing as a top 10 qb). I’d say that speaks volumes at how we have built our team vs yours.

  29. wtfru2 says:
    November 27, 2017 at 11:50 pm
    I’d rather have a one and done, than not have a chance at all… Dilly Dilly!

    ====================================

    One and done and no chance at all – sounds like the history of the Vikings.

  30. It’s amusing to see all the talk of ‘now or never’ ‘windows closed’ect when everyone and their dog had Minnesota picked 3rd or lower in the division. They have played 1.5 games with their starting QB the last two seasons and are still doing good. Green Bay with out Rodgers is terrible. Which team is built better exactly?

  31. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    November 27, 2017 at 9:32 pm
    You know it’s bad when the hype for the week is gushing about Aaron throwing practice balls.
    /////////////////////////////////

    It goes hand-in-hand with the auto-notifications the Viking trolls receive whenever a Packer storyline is posted. There are so many, the lights dim in Minneapolis every time it occurs, not to mention the several thousand fingernails chewed to the bone.

    They track the Packers obsessively because in their hearts, Viking fans know and fear, their team is very likely going to fail them again. Their biggest fear is the Packers having a hand in it.

    The Packers aren’t out of it until they’re out of it. If Viking trolls think they can predict otherwise, please, tell us, does your crystal ball tell us if the Vikings win the SuperBowl this year? Do they? Or do they choke? Come on………..tell us.

  32. Every team who will make the playoffs have the tie breaker over the lowly Packas. Delusional fan base think they will make the playoffs with Erin/whiner. Nfc south has 3 teams with possible 10 mins or more, plus the lions. Packas have no hope. Ha ha ha

  33. Holes on the Vikings defense? LOL! NOT ONE player on Packers defense is better at their position than their counterpart on the Vikings defense. NOT ONE.

  34. gtodriver says:
    November 27, 2017 at 10:38 pm
    Waffles

    The Viking/Packer game is, and has always been the Packers SB since the late 60’s when the Packers went 25 consecutive full regulation seasons without scoring a single TD in the playoffs. A win over the Vikings was that important to the green and yellow.

    If, as you claim, Teddy, Sam and Case are third string QBs, what does that say about the Green Bay Packers?

    That was too easy…😎

    ————

    60-52-2 lifetime.

    The Packers really are the better team overall.

    All these cherry picked stats are just the things losers throw out there when they dont have what matters.

    Division titles? One of your favorite garbage stats.

    Yep. Thats what championship teams brag about.

    Isnt there an argument going on about which QB to start somewhere in Viking Dreamland?

    That was too easy😎

  35. gtodriver says:
    November 27, 2017 at 10:57 pm
    Hey Dilly…

    “Facts: Packers won nine division titles in 15 years with a putrid defense.”

    When you start out with a false premise, everything after that is and should be questioned.

    The Packers had the #7 defense in 2009 and the #2 defense in 2010.

    The Packers defense had more to do with the Packers SB than Rodgers did.

    ————

    Do you even watch football? Or do you hide in a basement obsessing about stats that can somehow make your team relevant against the leagues most successful franchises.

    Now to your lame point,

    2 good rankings in 15 years is not considered successful anywhere but Minnesota.

    The defense had more to do with it than Rodgers? 😂

  36. wtfru2 says:
    November 27, 2017 at 11:50 pm
    I’d rather have a one and done, than not have a chance at all… Dilly Dilly!

    ————

    You can’t have your cake and eat it. Every time the Packers lose a playoff game its a complete failure in these threads from the Viking fans.

    That would be an epic fail according to the usual trolls.

  37. Packers fans STILL crying about a legal hit, smfh.

    No penalty, reviewed by the league office- no wrongdoing found, but yet according to the packer rubes it was a purposeful attempt to injure.

    Everyone else is wrong and packers fans are right, right?

    most inane, hypocritical fan base in professional sports….and its not even close.

  38. Up until Barr’s lame, late hit on Rodgers, the only rivalry in the NFC North has been, and will continue to be, between the storied franchises of the Bears and Packers. The Vikings have, and will always be, about as important as a mole on a knat’s behind. Now, the Packers will certainly be looking for payback on the Heidi’s for the foreseeable future, so that’ll be fun!
    =============================================
    If that is the case, why is that your fans are all over the Vikings posts?
    Are you going to come back with the mature ” they started it”?

    The Vikings( 3-1 last 4 games against GB) are not afraid of Rodgers. Listen, he’s one hit on the collarbone from being in the broadcast booth like Romo anyway.

    You don’t think that is a big target to hit in the coming season?

    I am willing to bet he doesn’t play a full season next year either, especially if he comes back to a lost cause this year.

    Sorry we broke your quarterback. Bring him back for the Vikes game this year, maybe they will finish the job this time.

  39. pkrlvr says:

    Win a playoff game…..just one…then talk.
    ^^^^^^^^^

    We’ve won plenty of playoff games. That would include 13 playoff wins during the 25 year stretch when your Packers failed to even score a single TD in the playoffs of a full regulation season.

    “Gto, ever think your constant need to talk about the packers stems from years of frustration and jealousy? I mean, you talk about the packers more than any packer fan here. Gotta be a reason.”

    I learned more about the Packers than you’ll ever know during the 20 plus years I lived in Wisconsin.

    I saw first hand how bad the Packers were when they couldn’t even make the playoffs of a full regulation season in the 80’s.

    I experienced first hand how the Vikings are the Packers biggest rival.

    I heard directly from the Packer fans when they said “Well, at least we beat the Vikings one time this year” during the 16 year stretch where they failed to win more than 8 games in a season.

  40. “Honestly, collensworth even said on the broadcast that Huntley is the better qb then Rogers at this point of there careers.”
    ____________________

    Not sure who these “collensworth”, “Huntley” and “Rogers” characters are but Chris Collinsworth praised Brett Hundley for a good game saying he wasn’t sure Aaron Rodgers could have done better. He NEVER said Hundley was a better QB overall or that there’d be any question who you’d play if both were healthy.

  41. djvh2 says:

    November 27, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    This injury cements Rodgers status as the GOAT, not even close. Patriots keep winning without Brady, Browns kept winning without Graham, 49ers kept winning without Montana, Colts won without Unitas. Packers were 4-1 with Rodgers this year, 1-5 without. In 2013 they were 6-1 with Rodgers, 2-6-1 without. And his impressive record was while McCarthy and Capers were coaching the team. GOAT.

    ——————-

    LOL! What exactly have the Packers been “winning” with Aaron….a single SB….same as Trent Dilfer? Aaron Rodgers is not even one of the top two QBs in Packers history….let alone the entire NFL…

  42. Rodgers going down has really brought out the true colors of the Packer fan base. Complainers, excuse makers, and all aboard the band wagon. Your team FINALLY has a bad season and your ticket prices plummet (best fans in football), Dom Capers and McCarthy go from best coaches ever to needs to be fired (best fans in football), and instead of supporting your current QB you just complain and hope for Rodgers to come back when he’s a minimum of 3 weeks away (best fans in football). Can’t wait for more of this during the post-Favre/Rodgers era.

  43. Rodgers hurt himself by falling awkwardly. It’s not Barr’s fault that Rodgers hasn’t learned to fall properly.
    ————————————————————————-
    Congratulations for the stupidest comment on this thread. I would like to see anyone with a 260lb man picking them up and driving them into the ground fall properly. Please explain how that works! Oh and gto the second stupidest comment goes to you also. Rodgers was MVP of the Super Bowl, I think he had a little something to do with winning it! You’re almost moving up to ariani level of useless babel.

  44. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    November 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm
    Better question is, who cares? The diva could walk away for good tomorrow and besides the rednecks in GB, and the nfl front office, nobody would care one bit.

    ————————-
    Rednecks are in the south, Green Bay has Cheeseheads. Even us New England Chowdaheads can understand that much so try to keep up.

    My preference (from outside Green Bay), is to not see Rodgers take any long term risks with himself. Aside from rooting for my team I love the sport of football so a player of his caliber is a joy to watch. So it would meet my interests if he preserved his career.

  45. Will Aaron Rodgers return to practice Saturday?

    Will it make any difference if he comes back this year?

    No…no it won’t.

  46. wtfru2 says:

    November 27, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    I’d rather have a one and done, than not have a chance at all… Dilly Dilly!
    ——————————————————————
    In the past if a Packer fan said that to a Viking fan the Packer fan would get ridiculed because according to Viking fan if the Packers don’t win the Super Bowl the Packers have choked. But, that’s ok because the Packers should have a higher standard then the Vikings anyway. Hope you enjoy your one and done, I know I will.

  47. As great as it would be to have Aaron Rodgers to watch again, I’m not so sure that this is a good idea. All it would take is one hit to that collarbone and he’s set back even further than when it first happened.

  48. Dilly Dilly says:

    November 27, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    November 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm
    Better question is, who cares? The diva could walk away for good tomorrow and besides the rednecks in GB, and the nfl front office, nobody would care one bit.

    ========================

    Translated – Vikings are terrified at the prospect of having to play against Rodgers twice a year for several more years to come.

    —————

    Not really. The Vikings have split with the packers every year Zimmer has been our coach except the first year where we had to use Ponder in a game due to injury and were using a rookie QB.

    2015, we won a division and split, 2016, we split with the packers, Despite historic amount of injuries to the O-Line went 8-8 2017 TBD. Hundley has been playing better so I’m not going to pencil in a win, and also it’s hard to win in Green Bay.

    Us Vikings fans like the challenge of playing Rodgers and relish in the entertainment. He is fun to watch, and it’s way more satisfying when we do win, while he is on the field. Zimmer built this defense because he knows exactly how good he is. Zimmer has had good luck against Rodgers (in MN and at Cinci has a defensive coordinator).

    Rodgers is a great player, but without him, Green Bay is just not special or scares anyone.

    I’m not even sure why Rodgers even stays there. This year is a wake up call that shows that Green Bay, and their front office has been holding him back from a second Super Bowl. He can opt out his contract and go somewhere else. Somewhere where the weather is warm, and the main attraction isn’t alcohol consumption and cheese. He will make a fortune wherever he goes. He could go to Jacksonville (Jaguars) and have a better chance at winning a Superbowl. They have the best defense in the league, stud running back, receivers are ok, but we know Rodgers makes receivers better, weak division, no income tax in Florida. I don’t know why Rodgers wouldn’t think of opting out of his contract and going somewhere else.

    As a Vikings fan I wish him a good recovery. No self respecting football fans want to see injuries.

  49. MOSSistheGOAT says:
    November 28, 2017 at 9:25 am
    Rodgers going down has really brought out the true colors of the Packer fan base. Complainers, excuse makers, and all aboard the band wagon. Your team FINALLY has a bad season and your ticket prices plummet (best fans in football), Dom Capers and McCarthy go from best coaches ever to needs to be fired (best fans in football), and instead of supporting your current QB you just complain and hope for Rodgers to come back when he’s a minimum of 3 weeks away (best fans in football). Can’t wait for more of this during the post-Favre/Rodgers era.

    ————

    Pro football is a competitive cuthroat sport. When your winning, your great. When the wheels come off, you get thrown away with the wheel. There are no participation medals.

    Did you even listen to your fan base last year when 5-0 turned into 8-8? I have no issue with fans being critical of their team. No one is harder on their own team than Pats fans.

    But your on a Packer article because your just a fan of all the teams right?

  50. Ya I hope he practices taking hits and being tackled. Brady got creamed against Miami they were deliberately trying to take him out and he kept getting up. Rogers is a china doll, I bet he goes down in practice.
    Seriously he ego has to be saying, I must save my team. Ya they lose one more and you may as well fly to Calif and play golf your team is done.

  51. Sniveling little toady says:
    November 28, 2017 at 9:34 am
    ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    November 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm
    Better question is, who cares? The diva could walk away for good tomorrow and besides the rednecks in GB, and the nfl front office, nobody would care one bit.

    ————————-
    Rednecks are in the south, Green Bay has Cheeseheads. Even us New England Chowdaheads can understand that much so try to keep up.

    My preference (from outside Green Bay), is to not see Rodgers take any long term risks with himself. Aside from rooting for my team I love the sport of football so a player of his caliber is a joy to watch. So it would meet my interests if he preserved his career.

    ————

    Spiken like a true fan of the game. Great QB play is rare these days. You damn well believe if Rodgers isnt on Im watching Brady. Those two will be missed when they retire.

    Bitterness gets in the way of some teams fans enjoying greatness…😉

  52. andrwken says:

    60-52-2 lifetime.

    The Packers really are the better team overall.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    Yeah, go ahead and claim the early wins by the Packers over an expansion team (the Packers WERE a dominant team in the NFL during the 1961 – 67 period – and should have won consistently over an expansion team), if it makes you feel like a big man…

    Eliminate both the wins and the losses from 1961 – 1967 and the head to head record is:

    49 – 49 – 2

    Doesn’t it just suck when you get exposed, AGAIN!

  53. LombardisHouse says:
    November 28, 2017 at 9:33 am
    Rodgers hurt himself by falling awkwardly. It’s not Barr’s fault that Rodgers hasn’t learned to fall properly.
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    Congratulations for the stupidest comment on this thread. I would like to see anyone with a 260lb man picking them up and driving them into the ground fall properly. Please explain how that works! Oh and gto the second stupidest comment goes to you also. Rodgers was MVP of the Super Bowl, I think he had a little something to do with winning it! You’re almost moving up to ariani level of useless babel.

    //////
    Dude you ever been skiing or skateboarding? Its one of the first things they teach you is how to fall and not brace yourself with your arm, more than likely Aaron broke his collar bone from his own weight, happen to a friend of mine when she slipped on the ice. There wasn’t a 260 pound man falling on her. You need to look up your stats – Barr weighs in at 247lbs. Its been 6 weeks since the injury let it go man.

    Your team has been built around ONE GUY Rodgers for years – you gambled and lost this year. Don’t blame Barr for the hit, he never was fined or suspended anyway blame your head Coach and your GM for not having the foresight to have a serviceable veteran QB to back Rodgers up.

    As Packers fans told us Viking fans last year with all our injuries – stop crying its part of the game – well stop crying its part of the game Packers fans.

  54. This will be all moot as the Packers will lose to Tampa. Hell, it will probably lose to Cleveland as their secondary will give up 3 TDs to Josh Gordon. But in the end, I hope Erin comes back and Barr gets a chance to sack him again…and again…and again…

  55. billtetley53 says:
    November 28

    If that is the case, why is that your fans are all over the Vikings posts?
    Are you going to come back with the mature ” they started it”?

    The Vikings( 3-1 last 4 games against GB) are not afraid of Rodgers. Listen, he’s one hit on the collarbone from being in the broadcast booth like Romo anyway.

    You don’t think that is a big target to hit in the coming season?

    I am willing to bet he doesn’t play a full season next year either, especially if he comes back to a lost cause this year.

    Sorry we broke your quarterback. Bring him back for the Vikes game this year, maybe they will finish the job this time.

    ————

    Only a delusional fan thinks the Vikings aren’t afraid of Rodgers. Ask your head coach if he wants Rodgers back this year?

    Your fear oozes out of your posts by hoping he stays injured and gets hurt next year. It would be a shame for you guys to waste a great defense in the shadow of Rodgers if he plays 5-6 more years. It will probably happen, and the Vikings will be remembered the way most teams were remembered when Jordan was with the bulls. Just another team waiting for him to retire or get injured.

  56. LombardisHouse says:

    Congratulations for the stupidest comment on this thread. I would like to see anyone with a 260lb man picking them up and driving them into the ground fall properly. Please explain how that works! Oh and gto the second stupidest comment goes to you also. Rodgers was MVP of the Super Bowl, I think he had a little something to do with winning it! You’re almost moving up to ariani level of useless babel.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    As to your first point, I’ve played and watched football for a long time. Sticking your arm out at an awkward angle to attempt to break your fall will most likely cause something to break. QB’s get hit by much larger players than Barr and get up and walk away 99.9% of the time. Rodgers didn’t. That’s not Barr’s fault.

    And your second point, Rodgers never would have been in a Super Bowl without the #2 defense. You can’t win a SB MVP if you don’t play in it.

    But don’t let the facts get in the way of your diatribe.

    We enjoy your delirious rants which totally disregard any factual information.

  57. I’m NOT sorry we broke your quarterback, but I want him starting week 16 at Lambeau so there’s no more excuses from your fanbase.

    Even if you run the table though, 10-6 might not be good enough for a wild card this year.

  58. andrwken says:

    Only a delusional fan thinks the Vikings aren’t afraid of Rodgers.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    No, only a delusional Packer fan would think that the Vikings are afraid of someone that they’ve beaten 3 of the last 4 times with 3 different QB’s. That’s right, Teddy won, Sam won and Case won.

    Carry on with your frustration and fear of the Vikings.

  59. gtodriver says:
    November 28, 2017 at 10:04 am
    andrwken says:

    60-52-2 lifetime.

    The Packers really are the better team overall.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    Yeah, go ahead and claim the early wins by the Packers over an expansion team (the Packers WERE a dominant team in the NFL during the 1961 – 67 period – and should have won consistently over an expansion team), if it makes you feel like a big man…

    Eliminate both the wins and the losses from 1961 – 1967 and the head to head record is:

    49 – 49 – 2

    Doesn’t it just suck when you get exposed, AGAIN!

    ————

    Nice cherry pick again.

    Official record is 60-52-2.

    Anything to make your team seem relevant. I dont need my team to make me feel any better about myself. As a matter of fact I actually can be critical of them and don’t make excuses for them.

    You on the other hand are a psychologist dream come true with all this little man syndrome that emanates from your passion for the Packers.

    Carry on. Its good fun to see your post count higher on Packer articles than Viking articles

  60. Interesting enough, a few Pat’s fans have commented about their appreciation for Rodgers and what he means to the NFL.
    Thank you.

    Could it be that it’s their security and self satisfaction in their own team, which doesn’t give way to the feelings of inferiority and petty jealousy the Barney fans feel on a daily basis.

    Something to think about while you’re rehashing your pointless stats.
    As most Patriot fans will attest to, its Championships that matter.

  61. ajzinnecker says:
    November 28, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Not really. The Vikings have split with the packers every year Zimmer has been our coach except the first year where we had to use Ponder in a game due to injury and were using a rookie QB.

    2015, we won a division and split, 2016, we split with the packers, Despite historic amount of injuries to the O-Line went 8-8 2017 TBD. Hundley has been playing better so I’m not going to pencil in a win, and also it’s hard to win in Green Bay.

    Us Vikings fans like the challenge of playing Rodgers and relish in the entertainment. He is fun to watch, and it’s way more satisfying when we do win, while he is on the field. Zimmer built this defense because he knows exactly how good he is. Zimmer has had good luck against Rodgers (in MN and at Cinci has a defensive coordinator).

    Rodgers is a great player, but without him, Green Bay is just not special or scares anyone.

    I’m not even sure why Rodgers even stays there. This year is a wake up call that shows that Green Bay, and their front office has been holding him back from a second Super Bowl. He can opt out his contract and go somewhere else. Somewhere where the weather is warm, and the main attraction isn’t alcohol consumption and cheese. He will make a fortune wherever he goes. He could go to Jacksonville (Jaguars) and have a better chance at winning a Superbowl. They have the best defense in the league, stud running back, receivers are ok, but we know Rodgers makes receivers better, weak division, no income tax in Florida. I don’t know why Rodgers wouldn’t think of opting out of his contract and going somewhere else.

    As a Vikings fan I wish him a good recovery. No self respecting football fans want to see injuries.

    ————

    Agree. Good to see a sensible post. I prefer to see us beat a team at full strength as well. All these posts wishing for injuries are bad looking for both fanbases. These last few years have been very good games. I see that continuing for a few years yet. I hope you guys keep Keenum, playing good ball right now.

    Where you’re wrong though is Rodgers opt-out. That was fake news for Colin Cowherd to get some hits. The contract has no opt-out option for Rodgers. It only allows the Packers to opt-out if they choose.

    He will be here for a while…😁

  62. allight59 says:
    November 28, 2017 at 10:09 am
    This will be all moot as the Packers will lose to Tampa. Hell, it will probably lose to Cleveland as their secondary will give up 3 TDs to Josh Gordon. But in the end, I hope Erin comes back and Barr gets a chance to sack him again…and again…and again…

    ————–

    Perfect example of ‘Runs mouth all the time and foot usually ends up in it.’

    Spends more time trolling GB, than promoting own team. Yea, the vikings are a better team right now – Enjoy it while it lasts. AR has shown he can beat them, even with a horrible defense and coaching staff. I don’t think Barr wants to play GB right now. hehe

    toodlez

  63. I’m glad the appearence is that he wants to play. He’s wired a little differently. I wasn’t sure how he would respond to all this.

    .. but I have to say, everything in my mind screams DON’T! DO! THIS! Just take your lumps in what is a wasted season. Be 100% healthy for 2018 with the fire burning.

  64. But is Rogers giving 110%? It’s the only cliche he didn’t mention.

    Is it normal for teams not to practice on Friday? I don’t really keep track, but I thought Tuesday’s was teams day off.

    I don’t personally care if Rogers comes back this year or not, but I’m definitely in the thought that the Packers will be out of the playoffs, and there will be no real need to bring him back. He is the franchise. Full recovery for next season would be best.

  65. I do find it telling that during Teddy Bridgewater’s injury and comeback, Packer fans filled the threads full of condolences of his injury and well wishes when he began practicing.
    Aside from a few notable exceptions and one or two jokes about his over all quarterbacking talent.

    While Rodgers situation has been met with almost nothing but ridicule and scorn.
    I believe it speaks volumes about the differences in our fan bases.

  66. andrwken says:

    November 28, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Agree. Good to see a sensible post. I prefer to see us beat a team at full strength as well. All these posts wishing for injuries are bad looking for both fanbases. These last few years have been very good games. I see that continuing for a few years yet. I hope you guys keep Keenum, playing good ball right now.

    Where you’re wrong though is Rodgers opt-out. That was fake news for Colin Cowherd to get some hits. The contract has no opt-out option for Rodgers. It only allows the Packers to opt-out if they choose.

    He will be here for a while…😁

    ————-

    I didn’t know that it was fake news. Yea, he will be going nowhere than. If Rodgers had a choice thou, I wouldn’t blame him to see his options. If Jacksonville gets a decent QB they will be a hard team to beat.

    I hope we keep Case to. Most Vikings fans and myself really like him and we really don’t care that the media, and others view him as a bad QB. You can win with an average QB if your team is constructed a certain way. He’s seen as a journeyman, “bad” QB, but he has brought something to MN we haven’t seen since 2008. A balanced offense. He throws well down field, he is mobile and avoids sacks, and we have had our first 1000 yard receiver since 2009.

    Case might not be Aaron Rodgers, but MN has a good offensive line this year, and Diggs and AdamT are playing very well.

    It will be interesting to see if Rodgers returns for the second game. If the Packers lose another game or two thou, It might not be worth it.

  67. Found Mike McCarthy’s account:

    “Gotta let Huntley prove-himself out their. He’s done an awesome job, great too see him getting some rep’s. Honestly, collensworth even said on the broadcast that Huntley is the better qb then Rogers at this point of there careers. Get well Rogers, need you for trade bate or a solid backup. Go pack”

  68. waffle stomp, part of it is Rodgers was swearing and being a baby yelling at Barr. And it was deemed a legal hit by everyone. The referees, the players on the field who didn’t even react, the league office who reviewed it, and the announcers. So we see it as sour grapes when Rodgers goes awol because he got hit and is crying about it. Then, the complaining Packer fans who have had incredible luck over the last 25 years with essentially two QB’s who are HOF’s and never miss games. It’s the whiny attitude that bothers most Viking fans.

  69. wafflestomp says:

    November 28, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I do find it telling that during Teddy Bridgewater’s injury and comeback, Packer fans filled the threads full of condolences of his injury and well wishes when he began practicing.
    Aside from a few notable exceptions and one or two jokes about his over all quarterbacking talent.

    While Rodgers situation has been met with almost nothing but ridicule and scorn.
    I believe it speaks volumes about the differences in our fan bases.

    ——————

    Strongly disagree. Most Vikings (Myself) wants Rodgers to get better. We want to try and beat your team and full strength. We don’t wish wrong on Rodgers.

    What we don’t like is how Packers fans:

    1. Complain about an injury to their QB, when the fact is the Packers have had the luxury to 25 years, of solid QB, with little time missed due to injury. Injuries are a part of football and most teams in the NFL. It sucks Rodgers got hurt, but what makes the league fun also is how teams react to injury. The Patriots in 2009 I believe lost Brady for the season. I believe they made the playoffs still. Packer fans should be thankful for the many years of having the same QB under center. The Vikings have had their QB get hurt every year, for the past 3 seasons. Including a 9-2 season this year.

    2. Packer fans accuse Barr of being dirty when he did his job. The guy is getting death threats on Twitter. Do you know how sad that is? It’s football. It’s football.

    3. Packer fans continue to tell Vikings fans that their team is trash because they are sad about Rodgers being hurt. The Vikings are playing very good football. Yes, we have Case Keenum as our QB, yes we are ok with that. Yes he may crash and burn down the stretch, but he may not. The Vikings are winning because of good defense, good offensive line ( tied for fewest sacks allowed), and with good play for skill position players. Adam Theilen and Diggs have done more with a quote on quote “bad” QB in case than Jordy Nelson has done with Hundley.

    Instead of being sour grapes, why not just accept it’s not your year, next year your team will be good again. Rodgers will come back, and your team will re-bound. Sometimes new teams need to rise some years? The Eagles could be that team.

  70. Vikings fan are great at one thing: logical fallacy in all of it’s forms. When they don’t like getting cued up, rather than address the issue, they come back with a typical red herring response.

    Doubtful Rodgers comes back this year, and pretty unlikely the Packers make the playoffs. No need to rush Rodgers back. Bring him back next year, with a hopefully revamped defense and a new defensive coordinator.

    There’s a very logical reason why nobody takes the Vikings or their fans seriously. It’s because they continually beat their own chest – in other team’s articles – and say “hey, look at me, you guys suck”! There’s a reason why most NFL fans can’t stand the Vikings. They want to act relevant even in years when they’re not. They have a nice team this year. I encourage Philly, the Saints, and the Falcons to not overlook them. Outside of that, their defense has holes that any decent QB (if not pile-driven into the turf) can exploit easily. Sendejo and Wayne’s are serious liabilities on this team, and anytime Newman steps on the field it’s a disaster. Sure, Minny’s defense is better than the Packers, but it’s certainly not all-world like the Vikings pretend it is.

    Fact remains, a healthy Rodgers in the 2018 season poses a real threat to the Vikings repeating as NFC North champs, and I seriously doubt the Packers, with their newfound visceral hatred for the dirty Vikings, will let Barr or any other Vikings chump, lay a finger on the guy. If the Vikings fail to win a Super Bowl this year, then it will be a complete and utter disaster of epic proportions. #windowclosed

  71. waffle stomp, part of it is Rodgers was swearing and being a baby yelling at Barr. And it was deemed a legal hit by everyone. The referees, the players on the field who didn’t even react, the league office who reviewed it, and the announcers. So we see it as sour grapes when Rodgers goes awol because he got hit and is crying about it.
    ======

    If Tom Brady had done the same thing, EVERYONE would blather on ENDLESSLY about what a tremendous competitor he is.

  72. Wow. Even now. Even now the Viking trolls are more intrigued by the Packers than their own team. It’s gotta be because of the expected futility they are once again facing.

  73. gtodriver says:
    November 27, 2017 at 10:38 pm
    The Viking/Packer game is, and has always been the Packers SB since the late 60’s when the Packers went 25 consecutive full regulation seasons without scoring a single TD in the playoffs. A win over the Vikings was that important to the green and yellow.
    /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    You are delusional. The Packers and Packers fans have experienced winning SuperBowls many times. It’s a great feeling. Nothing like it. It’s a feeling no Viking fan has ever experienced. The closest is a victory over the Packers. That’s it. That is a Viking SuperBowl, hands down.

    The Packers and the Vikings went 15-14 and 14-15 against each other in the seventies and eighties. Is that what you’re trying so desperately to brag about?

    Give it up. Go celebrate the Vikings while you can…….before they predictably fail………again. You got nothing on the Packers.

  74. wafflestomp says:

    November 28, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I do find it telling that during Teddy Bridgewater’s injury and comeback, Packer fans filled the threads full of condolences of his injury and well wishes when he began practicing.
    Aside from a few notable exceptions and one or two jokes about his over all quarterbacking talent.

    While Rodgers situation has been met with almost nothing but ridicule and scorn.
    I believe it speaks volumes about the differences in our fan bases.
    =======================================================================
    Wow, the out and out lies in this post are astounding. The fact that you believed anything you typed is very telling. Id give you the benefit of the doubt about it being selective memory, but your track record doe not afford you that luxury.

    PS The ridicule and scorn is not directed at Rodgers. It’s directed at your whiny, arrogant, hypocritical fan base. Huge difference

  75. gtodriver says:
    November 27, 2017 at 9:50 pm
    Hey Dilly…
    In case you didn’t realize it, Rodgers has lost 3 of his last 4 starts against the Vikings.
    2015 to Teddy, 2016 to Sam and 2017 to Case.
    Rodgers doesn’t scare our 1st, 2nd or 3rd string QB.
    It’s more likely that Rodgers is afraid of the Vikings
    —————————————————————————————————-
    If you gonna use 2015, you should use both games.

    2015 Nov 22 GB-30 MN-13, Jan 3 GB-13 MN-20

    2016 Sept18 GB-14 MN-17, Dec 24 GB-38 MN-25

    2017 Oct 15 GB-10 MN-23, ?

  76. Vikings fan are great at one thing: logical fallacy in all of it’s forms. When they don’t like getting cued up, rather than address the issue, they come back with a typical red herring response.

    Doubtful Rodgers comes back this year, and pretty unlikely the Packers make the playoffs. No need to rush Rodgers back. Bring him back next year, with a hopefully revamped defense and a new defensive coordinator.

    There’s a very logical reason why nobody takes the Vikings or their fans seriously. It’s because they continually beat their own chest – in other team’s articles – and say “hey, look at me, you guys suck”! There’s a reason why most NFL fans can’t stand the Vikings. They want to act relevant even in years when they’re not. They have a nice team this year. I encourage Philly, the Saints, and the Falcons to not overlook them. Outside of that, their defense has holes that any decent QB (if not pile-driven into the turf) can exploit easily. Sendejo and Wayne’s are serious liabilities on this team, and anytime Newman steps on the field it’s a disaster. Sure, Minny’s defense is better than the Packers, but it’s certainly not all-world like the Vikings pretend it is.

    eriously doubt the Packers, with their newfound Fact remains, a healthy Rodgers in the 2018 season poses a real threat to the Vikings repeating as NFC North champs, and I svisceral hatred for the dirty Vikings, will let Barr or any other Vikings chump, lay a finger on the guy. If the Vikings fail to win a Super Bowl this year, then it will be a complete and utter disaster of epic proportions. #windowclosed

    —————

    Major holes on defense? Number 5th ranked Defense, oh and also #5 ranked offense. That is very balanced.

    Sendejo – Not sure if you have actually watched Vikings football (probably not), but he has been great last season and this season. He is very vital in Run defense and a big reason why they are the #2 ranked defense. Doesn’t give up huge plays. That’s a safeties job right? Preventing scores and being a “safety blanket”?

    Newman – is very good especially for being 38. He’s always in the right spot. Very smart. He only gets burned by super fast players. He is 38 thou, right? He’s more of a mentor more than anything. Every team needs those.

    Waynes – Is the one weak spot on the defense. THE ONLY ONE! Quarterbacks know it to, and take advantage. One thing I will give him thou, he may give up a big catch, but he does make the tackle. Everytime.

    The Vikings are #2 against the run, in the top #3 on third down, and top 5 in points allowed. Seems pretty solid.

    They aren’t a great fantasy defense, they don’t get the takeaways, but they have only let opponents score more than 20 points 3 times this year. That’s pretty good.

    We have gone up against Brees, Cousin’s, Stafford, Ben and none of them had amazing games against our defense.

    Every fan base has obnoxious fans who trash talk other teams. Packer fans are just as guilty. Let me repeat that, any fanbase that is having success…trash talks. Not just Vikings!

    The Packers won’t let the Vikings lay a finger Rodgers next year? Last time I checked it’s a contact sport, and we have a good defense. It will happen again unless of course your indicating the Packers pay the officials off. Rodgers should think twice before running like a mad man outside the pocket. You don’t get protection when you do that. Ask Cam Newton. Hopefully it won’t end in injury next time. Let me say while every fan base has bad fans, I know many MN fans who did not want Rodgers to get hurt. Rodgers is a great player and you want your team to face the great players.

  77. Stella says:

    The Packers and the Vikings went 15-14 and 14-15 against each other in the seventies and eighties.
    #######

    That sentence shows how much you dwell on our rivalry and proves that you considered a win over the Vikings to be your SB.

    During the 70’s and 80’s the Packers/Vikings game was just another game to us.

    But for the cheese heads, it was a SB.

    If you remember, the Vikings were actually playing in SB’s when the Packers couldn’t even score a TD in the playoffs.

  78. gtodriver said:
    November 27, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Waffles

    The Viking/Packer game is, and has always been the Packers SB since the late 60’s when the Packers went 25 consecutive full regulation seasons without scoring a single TD in the playoffs. A win over the Vikings was that important to the green and yellow.

    If, as you claim, Teddy, Sam and Case are third string QBs, what does that say about the Green Bay Packers?

    That was too easy…

    —————————————————————————————-

    Hilarious! Because Viking fans see the Packers as there greatest rival, they think the Packers and their fans think the same way. The fact of the matter is that the Bears have always been, and always will be the Packers greatest rivals. The Vikings have always been, and always will be the red-headed stepchild in the division (and pretty much across the entire NFL). Once in a while the Vikings rise up to win a division title, and then fade right back to mediocrity or worse. 57 fruitless years and counting. Keep the string alive! Display those division title banners with pride!

  79. gtodriver says:
    November 28, 2017 at 2:04 pm
    That sentence shows how much you dwell on our rivalry and proves that you considered a win over the Vikings to be your SB.
    ////////////////////////////////////

    Huh, wah!!!!????

    YOU KEEP BRINGING IT UP! Nobody else….you. Why would anybody consider a victory over the Vikings a SuperBowl after experiencing the real thing? Do you realize how stupid you sound?

  80. madtowndan says:

    November 28, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    gtodriver said:
    November 27, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Waffles

    The Viking/Packer game is, and has always been the Packers SB since the late 60’s when the Packers went 25 consecutive full regulation seasons without scoring a single TD in the playoffs. A win over the Vikings was that important to the green and yellow.

    If, as you claim, Teddy, Sam and Case are third string QBs, what does that say about the Green Bay Packers?

    That was too easy…

    —————————————————————————————-

    Hilarious! Because Viking fans see the Packers as there greatest rival, they think the Packers and their fans think the same way. The fact of the matter is that the Bears have always been, and always will be the Packers greatest rivals. The Vikings have always been, and always will be the red-headed stepchild in the division (and pretty much across the entire NFL). Once in a while the Vikings rise up to win a division title, and then fade right back to mediocrity or worse. 57 fruitless years and counting. Keep the string alive! Display those division title banners with pride!

    ———-

    Why is that? Because the Packers and Bears have in the league 50 years more? That’s stupid. Rivalries change and a lot of depends on current success and the current competitive stage of the games.

    If you look at current history (Since Zimmer being coach and current Packer front office), the games have been competitive and the teams have split every year except for 2014. To me that’s a more heated rivalry than the Bears who have been bad for the past 5 – 6 years.

    I also think it depends on where you live. I would agree the Bears seem to be more hated in Green Bay. Makes sense, Chicago is closer. But in MN and near MN it seems like Packer fans are more hostile towards the Viking fans.

    If the Vikings are the red-headed step child, does that make the Packers the drunk, overweight, rude brother?

    If the Vikings are not a rival, and “don’t matter” than why do I see Packer fans like yourself, go out of your way to post negative stupid comments about them?

  81. Shinnbone says:
    November 28, 2017 at 6:57 pm
    Come back against the queens beat them taking away their home field, queens get beat in first round and the Packers season is a success

    /////////////////

    This guy thinks a gb win over the Vikings is a packer SB victory. Because for a packer season to be a success they have to win the SB. Your rules packer fans “don’t look at me” Dilly Dilly

  82. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 28, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    gtodriver, even as a Lions fan, I know the Packers biggest rival is the Bears – NOT the Vikings.
    ))))))))))))))))))
    I am in Wisconsin often and packer fans react much stronger to the Vikings & their fans than the Bears. History is longer with the Bears obviously but the Bears have been owned by the packers for so long it isn’t as intense. It isn’t like the Vikings are trying to make it something. The Vikings have been the one constant team to either be the 1st place team. Or to challenge the 1st place teams in the division throughout their franchise. The other 3 teams in the NFC North/Central went into long periods with terrible teams.

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