Green Bay Packers‘ quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a concussion against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter as he was sandwiched between Amari Spivey and Landon Johnson on a 18-yard scramble. Now it’s Matt Flynn‘s turn to run this offense for the next few weeks. He fared decently as a “manager” of the game, but he’s no Aaron Rodgers.
But this concussion will effect against the team offensively, in particular. The Green Bay Packers will face the hot New England Patriots, the devastating New York Giants and the battling Chicago Bears defenses. That does not bode too well for Matt Flynn and the Green Bay offense. Running backs Brandon Jackson and James Starks were essentially stopped cold by the Detroit Lions defense . The Patriots defense won’t give either of them a breather next week. Wide receivers Greg Jennings and Donald Driver will also suffer a tremendous hit with Flynn at the helm. They will no longer become efficient receivers.
The Packers can still battle the Chicago Bears to top the division and enter the playoffs so it is not quite as bleak as it seems. The Bears will face the Minnesota Vikings, the New York Jets and the Green Bay Packers last. These first two opponents will be moderately difficult to face for the Bears. This last game between the Packers and Bears will be critical. The Packers may need Aaron Rodgers to return by then.