By now you’ve heard that Aaron Rodgers will be out for 4 to 6 weeks with a broken collarbone. That means at the earliest he would be back for the Atlanta Falcons game and he’s more likely to be back by the Pittsburgh Steelers game.
This is going of course means several things for the Packers.
First of all, we’ll have to bounce back in the face of injury just as we have with other injuries. We done a pretty good job in this area. We’ve been doing well defensively despite a lot of defensive injuries. Granted, we’ve missed Clay Matthews, but it hasn’t meant that we’ve gotten no sacks. Against the Vikings we had three sacks, against the Browns we had three sacks, and prior to that AJ Hawk had three sacks of his own against the Ravens.
Dom Capers has reacted pretty well losing his superstars on defense. So now we get to find out just how good a job Mike McCarthy can do losing his superstar on offense.
Will McCarthy change up his offense of strategy? Probably. He’ll play to Wallace’s strengths. It was easier to play to Aaron’s strengths because he has so many of them, that’s part of what makes Aaron so dangerous.
Fortunately we have some very winnable games coming up. Unfortunately the difficult games coming up prior to Aaron’s return are very difficult games. We’ll have a rematch against the Chicago Bears in which we’ll have to go to soldier Field. And then we’ll have to play the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving day prior to getting Aaron back. Both of those are have the potential to be disastrous for the Packers.
But this is just a part of the game of football. So hopefully the Packers will find a way to win despite the adversity and will end up on top of the division at the end of the season.