Green Bay, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - With the NFC North crown on the line
Sunday in Chicago, the Green Bay Packers expect to have starting quarterback
Aaron Rodgers back under center when they take on the Bears.
"We're preparing for the Chicago Bears with Aaron Rodgers as our starting
quarterback," Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed at a press
conference on Thursday.
Rodgers has not played since sustaining a fractured left collarbone on the
opening drive of Green Bay's eventual 27-20 loss to Chicago on Nov. 4.
The Packers proceeded to go 0-3-1 over the next four weeks with their star
signal-caller on the shelf, but rebounded with back-to-back wins before
dropping a 38-31 decision at Pittsburgh in Week 16.
The former MVP had practiced on a limited basis in recent weeks, but took
first-team reps on Thursday in preparation for Sunday's matchup.
Rodgers threw for 2,218 yards and 15 touchdowns with four interceptions over
eight games prior to the injury.
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