Packers playoff hopes still alive.
The Green Bay Packers kept their playoff hopes alive yesterday afternoon with an overtime victory against the Tamp Bay Buccaneeers at Lambeau Field, and there's now hope that Aaron Rodgers will soon be back under center.
Rodgers, who has been sidelined since October 15th with a broken collarbone, is targeting a Week 15 return when the Packers take on the Panthers in Carolina. Green Bay activated Rodgers off the injured reserve list prior to yesterday's 26-20 win, but he still can't play for two more weeks due to the NFL's injured reserve rules.
Brett Hundley, who has started for the Pack ever since Rodgers went down, struggled again on Sunday, throwing for just 84 yards passing, including one interception. Despite his inability to throw the ball down the field, Hundley contributed to Green Bay's 199 rushing yards with 66 on the ground.
With the Lions and Falcons both losing in Week 13, the Packers are still in the NFC playoff picture with a 6-6 record, though they'll need some more help if they're going to secure a Wild Card spot ahead of the Seahawks and Panthers who both sit at 8-4. Luckily for Cheeseheads, the team has a real shot at gaining ground on the Panthers, who face the 10-2 Vikings in Week 14, prior to their Week 15 showdown.
The Packers will take on the winless Browns in Cleveland next week before Rodgers' much anticipated return the following week.