His original departure from the short-term IR involved multiple consultations about the extent of healing with doctors across the country (his surgery was performed in California) and team executives and, of course, Rodgers himself was lobbying hard to return. He makes the Vikings defense so versatile, and his ability to stop the run and intercept the ball makes him elite.
Schefter reported that the NFL referred all inquiries to the Packers, who declined comment. Had it not been for Aaron Rodgers missing half the year with a broken collarbone, I have no doubt this team would be heading to the playoffs for the ninth straight year. "I have zero interest in trying to throw a guy a bone and get him a couple reps because it's the end of the year".
And Packers fans may have awoken to the biggest lump of coal imaginable. But House has had his own injury issues, having missed time with hamstring, quadriceps, shoulder and back injuries.
Keenum found Diggs two plays later for the receiver's second touchdown in as many weeks and seventh of the season.
Stranger things have happened (especially against the Bears), but a 1,000 yard season for Diggs does not seem too likely.
With starter Sam Bradford on injured reserve, Keenum improved to 10-3 as the Vikings' starter.
There are two prominent reasons for wishing Aaron Rodgers was healthy enough to play in this game: the Vikings' playoff readiness, and the nature of this rivalry and sport in general. The Vikings receiver scored the team's only touchdown of the game and lead all Minnesota pass-catchers with a total of five catches for 60 yards. The other half of the GM's job is the NFL Draft, and Thompson has certainly disappointed in that category. They will not have beaten a good team since Dec. 3. Now isn't the time to worry about the future of Dom Capers, whether Ted Thompson will be more active in free agency or whether the Packers can reach the promised land just one more time with Rodgers at quarterback. That's the big-picture view for Zimmer.
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Rodgers was activated off injured reserve and played last week against the Carolina Panthers.
"I really wanted to play because this could have been my last game here".
"They threw a beer at me", Diggs said.
Jason Wilde covers the Green Bay Packers for the Lee Newspapers Wisconsin group. He also spent big money in extending Clay Matthews, Mike Daniels and Nick Perry, and none of those players have played up to their price tag. I didn't have to come to practice. If he retired today, Nelson would undoubtedly merit a spot among the greats in Packers history.
For Vikings defensive end Brian Robison, just getting the win was all the team set out to accomplish.