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Aaron Rodgers says he’s ‘not coming back to save’ the Packers

The Green Bay Packers thought their 2017 campaign was over. Superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone earlier in the season. Rodgers was placed on the injured reserve list with a return date in Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers. The match takes place on Dec 17.

The Packers are still in the playoff hunt coming into Week 15. They will get their leader under center back on the field after he was cleared to play against the Panthers. Although Rodgers will return on Sunday, the one-time Super Bowl champion maintains he’s not coming to back to save the team, via ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.

“Hopefully it gives a lift to some of the guys, but I’m not coming back to save this team,” Rodgers said. “I’m coming back to play quarterback the way I know how to play it. Hopefully, we all raise the level of our play collectively and find a way to win these three games.”




The Packers will need things to go in their favor in order to secure a playoff spot in the NFC. They will be competing with a few hungry teams in the conference for one of the two Wild Card spots.

In Week 15, Rodgers and company will be on the road against Cam Newton and company as underdogs. The odds are only slightly in favor of the Panthers on Sunday with Rodgers potentially helping tilt the scales with no one knowing what to expect from the perennial Pro Bowler.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding Rodgers, the Panthers and Packers could be in for a battle as both teams are anxious to make their presence known in the NFC with the end of the season right around the corner.

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