With the NFC North title on the line, Aaron Rodgers will return to the starting lineup when the Green Bay Packers take on the Chicago Bears this Sunday at Soldier Field.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy made the announcement during a press conference held earlier in the day.
Rodgers has missed Green Bay’s last 7 games with a broken collarbone suffered during a Monday Night loss to the Bears on November 4th.
It appeared when Rodgers went down the Packers playoffs hopes were gone after a 5-game winless skid.
An epic collapse by the Detroit Lions, a loss by the Bears this past Sunday night to the Eagles, and 2 wins in the last 3 games by Matt Flynn has Green Bay back in the conversation.
Now, all the Packers need is a win against the Bears to win the NFC North. Rodgers has gone 9-3 in his career against the Bears, including a win in the 2010 NFC Championship game.
Randall Cobb, who hasn’t played since October 13th with a broken leg, may also return for Green Bay.
The news isn’t all good in Packer-land though. Clay Matthews has been ruled out after re-injuring his thumb during last week’s game, and Eddie Lacy continues to deal with an ankle sprain.