By Nick Freimuth Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers appeared on the Dan Le Batard Show on ESPN Tuesday and commented on his status for Sunday’s game against the Vikings, “We’re taking it one day at a time. One day at a time.” The uncertainty is a borrowed page from the Patriots playbook. Coach Bill Belichek has used the questionable status for his biggest players more than any other coach over the years. If Aaron Rodgers can take the field Sunday, Green Bay will likely be the favorite.
Nate LoCascio shared the following numbers on Rodgers against the Vikings:
Including the postseason, Green Bay is 12-7 against Minnesota with Aaron Rodgers as the starting quarterback, and has won 11 of the last 15 contests. In 19 games as the starter against the Vikings (including playoffs),
Rodgers has completed 402 of 590 passes (68.1 percent) for 4,828 yards, 40 TDs and six INTs with a passer rating of 111.3. His passer rating is the second highest of any opposing quarterback (min. 100 att.)
vs. Minnesota (Kurt Warner, 112.4), according to pro-football-reference. com.
Rodgers has recorded a 100-plus passer rating in 12 of his 19 starts against the Vikings, including the postseason. Rodgers has recorded seven games with a passer rating of 130-plus against Minnesota, the most in NFL history against the Vikings. In the last 10 games versus Minnesota (including playoffs), Rodgers has thrown 20 touchdowns and two interceptions. Rodgers is the only player to have four games with four-plus touchdown
passes with zero interceptions against the Vikings. No other quarterback has more than two.