The Green Bay Packers don’t appear to be too concerned about quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ calf injury as they go through a final workout today before facing the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field.
Rodgers is listed as probable for Sunday’s game. Mike McCarthy said he doesn’t have a “very high concern right now.”
Rodgers completed just 59% of his passes for 162 yards and a touchdown in the week 3 loss to the Lions. But the Packers quarterback has exploded since then. Last week, he completed 31 of 40 passes for 318 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.
But he’ll need his mobility to be able to stay away from the Lions outstanding front four, led by Ndamukong Suh (8.5 sacks) and Ziggy Ansah (7.5 sacks).
The Lions enter Sunday’s game (3:25pm) with a 23-game losing streak against the Packers in Wisconsin.
Both teams are healthy for the most part. The Lions will play without defensive lineman Nick Fairley (Knee). The Packers will play without defensive back Davon House (shoulder).
The Lions are also playing without suspended veteran center Dominic Raiola. They’ll go with rookie Travis Swanson in his place. How will Raiola’s absence affect the Lions. That’s anybody’s guess. Consider the fact that the Packers were facing using a rookie at center to start their season and Corey Linsley stepped in and has played like a veteran.