Aaron Rodgers Likes Packers Role as Underdogs

As Mike McCarthy once said of his Green Bay Packers “We are nobody’s underdogs.” But even so, heading into the NFC Championship game Sunday, the Packers are considered underdogs by many.

At least as far as betting is concerned. Most outlets have the Packers as a five to six-point underdog to Atlanta. And it hasn’t just been the gamblers that are betting on the Falcons, many experts have predicted they will win too.

It may have something to do with injuries. The Packers are facing a bevy of them. It’s now in question whether or not Davante Adams, Jordy Nelson and Morgan Burnett, three Pro-Bowl caliber players, will play.

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If Adams and Nelson are out, the Packers will rely on Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison, Jared Cook and either Trevor Davis or Jeff Janis. Without Burnett, Green Bay will turn to Kentrell Brice at safety. Brice is talented, but raw. He made some big plays last week, but dropped an interception and struggled in coverage.

Furthermore, Aaron Rodgers got sick with the flu, as did Nelson and Mason Crosby. But don’t worry, with some fluids and a little rest, A-Rod said he’ll be fine.

Rodgers also had some interesting things to say about NFC title game, particularly, how he likes the Packers role as underdogs.

When Rodgers talks like that, it’s hard not like his chances. When he’s confident, borderline cocky, he plays well. So I expect him to play well Sunday, whether or not that means a trip to the Super Bowl, we can only wait and see.

But a trip to Houston is what every Packers fan is thinking about right now, hell, Rodgers is even dreaming of it.


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