With the NFC Conference Championship looming in front of the Packers and Falcons this coming Sunday, many speculate this is the showdown between Rodgers and Matty Ice.
But what good is a quarterback with his offensive crew?
This will be the difference maker come Sunday.
As of this Wednesday, several Pack players either did not participate, or were limited in their practice time. Among the players not practicing were receiver Devante Adams due to an ankle injury, kicker Mason Crosby to illness, running back James Starks who is currently in concussion protocol, and Julius Peppers which had no injury listed at the time.
Jordy Nelson participated on a limited basis, nursing a rib injury sustained against the NY Giants two weeks ago. Star guard TJ Lang was limited with a foot injury, as well as cornerback Quinten Rollins due to neck/concussion ailments.
To top it off, Clay Matthews, who did practice in full, is still nursing his shoulder injury. Needless to say, the Packers are hurting at key positions, along with suffering from a lack of depth due to injuries.
To add insult to Packer injury, Falcons coach Dan Quinn claims that Julio Jones is “ready to rock” this Sunday, after re-injuring his sprained toe during their rout of the Seahawks.
Matt Ryan is on the ride of his life, putting up sure fire MVP numbers. At this point, Ryan will aim to freeze the Pack defense, while lack of offensive power will make Rodgers work overtime to compete with the stronger-than-ever Falcons group.