Fresh off a comeback win after an 11-point deficit at halftime, the Packers are still awaiting word on the availability of quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
While recently re-acquired backup Matt Flynn got the win over Atlanta on Sunday, the hope for Green Bay now is that Rodgers can get back sooner rather than later from a broken collarbone that has seen miss the last six games. But head coach Mike McCarthy said at his Monday news briefing that doctors will haven't cleared Rodgers to play just yet.
Rodgers returned to practice on a limited basis last week, but there's no word on when he might be ready for game action again. He's scheduled to meet with team doctors for further evaluation on Wednesday.
The Packers, 6-6-1, are 1-4-1 in Rodgers' absence. But the Lions' inability to run away with the division keeps Green Bay very much alive with three games to play. The Lions are 7-6, and the Bears are 6-6 heading into tonight's game against the Cowboys at Soldier Field.