The Green Bay Packers have been ravaged by injuries this season, and that is putting it rather lightly.
The injury bug seemed to show no partiality when dealing with the Pack. Starters have gone down with season-ending injuries, backups have followed suit, and finally, as if that were not enough, the Packers are staring right in the eyes of what could be the most devastating injury of this season.
Aaron Rodgers was taken out of Sunday’s loss at Detroit with a concussion.
He was hit hard on two consecutive plays in the second quarter, and when it became apparent that he was dealing with concussion-like symptoms, he was immediately taken out and replaced by backup Matt Flynn.
Now, considering that this is the second concussion Rodgers has suffered this season, there has to be a high level of caution when approaching his eligibility to play Sunday night in New England.
If we are going to be honest, though, the hopes and dreams of Packer Nation have been placed firmly on the shoulders of No. 12, and more precisely on that cool head of his. Rodgers is known for his calmness and poise in the pocket, so there is great reason to be cautious when dealing with this situation.
This injury could not have come at a worse time though considering that the Pack must run the gauntlet of playing at New England this Sunday and then tough and critical games against the Giants and Bears at Lambeau to end the season.
When considering the Packers' playoff scenarios, every game from here on out has become a must win, or it starts getting scary. Without Rodgers, the Packers' chances of winning are seriously diminished, but they are still a team with enough talent to win any game they play.
In light of the Rodgers injury and the rocky road the Packers must face to reach the playoffs, here are 10 bold predictions about the remainder of the Green Bay Packers’ season!