Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won’t be starting Sunday against the Chicago Bears because of the shoulder injury that has kept him out of the past two games, but that doesn’t mean the pressure to prove his worth is off the table.
“I’m sure it’ll come back to me, I’m sure there’s going to be times that we need to make changes, but I’m just going to go out there and play my game and hopefully help the team win,” Rodgers said.
“Obviously we’ll have to get the win tonight to show that.
In the past three games, Rodgers has completed 23-of-40 passes for 257 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.
He has two touchdowns on the season, including the game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter in which the Packers held off a furious Bears defense.
Rodgers threw for 3,521 yards and 33 touchdowns with 12 interceptions during his five-year career with the Green Bay Packers.
He had the highest yards per attempt in the NFL during the regular season in 2015, and his yards per completion averaged 4.2 yards.
The Packers’ win streak is the longest in the league.
They won eight games last season and won the NFC North in 2016.
They are 0-3 since their last win in 2017.
“You always want to be the best,” Rodgers told reporters after Sunday’s practice.
“We’re doing that right now.
We’ve got to keep fighting, keep battling.
We’re still trying to win every single game.
We have to keep pushing.”