The Green Bay Packers (7-6-1) control their own destiny in the NFC North, but they have not medically cleared two of their best offensive weapons. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) and wide receiver Randall Cobb (tibia) were limited participants in Wednesday practice.
Packers' head coach McCarthy didn't address specific questions regarding Rodgers' medical scan and evaluation but said the quarterback is "doing better" and he "looked sharp" in practice. A medical decision will likely be made on Rodgers by Friday or Saturday.
Since Rodgers broke his collarbone in a week nine loss to the Chicago Bears, Green Bay is 2-4-1 in games where Rodgers has not finished, but the Packers are riding a two-game winning streak after one-point victories over the Atlanta Falcons (4-10) and Dallas Cowboys (7-7).
Green Bay hosts the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8) at Lambeau Field on Sunday. McCarthy told reporters on Monday the plan was to have veteran Matt Flynn slated as the team's starting quarterback for a fourth consecutive game. McCarthy said he is confident in Flynn, especially after the experienced backup led the Packers back from an improbable 23-point second-half deficit in Dallas on Sunday.Read more... Join the Conversation...