August 27, 2014

Rodgers ruled out for Steelers game

The Green Bay Packers have once again ruled Aaron Rodgers out for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said, “As we do every week, a lot of conversation about Aaron.  As an organization, we feel we are not ready for him to play.  He is not medically cleared.  Still the case today.  As an organization, we feel this is not the time for him.”

McCarthy said he thought Rodgers did everything possible he could do.  McCarthy said, “Obviously this is an organizational decision.  As an organization Aaron Rodgers is not ready to play.  I’m not going to get into ifs and who’s.”

It means Matt Flynn will start again this week for the Packers.  Flynn has won the last two games, including his four touchdown performance in last week’s come-from-behind win over Dallas.

The Packers control their own destiny right now.  If they win both remaining games, they’ll win the NFC North and earn a spot in the playoffs for the 5th straight season.