How was your week

Posted: October 16, 2021 by Sports Time Radio in sports

Now I’m sure you remember all the drama between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers this off season. In the end the two sides where able to work out a deal where this will be Rodgers last season under contract with the Packers; so he can choose where or if he wants to continue his football career next season.

Now after a Week 1 loss where the Packers looked terrible they have run off four straight wins and are leading the NFC North with a 4-1 record.

Interestingly before just about every game Rodgers has been very complimentary about that weeks opponent. This had lead to speculation just about every week that this could be a team Rodgers would be interested in playing for next season. Well that’s not going to be the case this week.

Rodgers and his Packers are in Chicago this week to take on the Bears in a Week 6 match up. Now earlier this week Rodgers mentioned that there was one team that he could never see himself playing for and that team just so happened to be the Bears. Rodgers statement make sense since the teams have pretty much been rivals sine the start of professional football. I don’t have the numbers in front of me, but I believe that these two teams have faced each other more than any other teams in NFL history; so you can understand why there’s some animosity with Rodgers and the Bears.

Now to be fair even though Rodgers would be an upgrade over what the Bears have at the quarterback position right now they’re hoping that Justin Fields will be their quarterback for many years to come. The Bears moved up in the draft to get Fields and he has recently taken over as their starting quarterback; so the idea of them paying Rodgers this off season wouldn’t make a lot of sense.

So with Rodgers and the Bears looking like a poorly matched blind date there’s no reason for Rodgers to be nice and say complimentary things about his opponent this week. As the season goes on and Rodgers moves closer and closer to becoming a free agent it will be interesting to see what he has to say about the Packers opponents.

It seems as though most people believe that Rodgers will end up with the Denver Broncos when everything is said and done, but we still have quite a few weeks left in this current season plus an entire off season to go through; so there could be quite a few changes before Rodgers reaches the free agent market.

For the last two seasons Christian McCaffrey has pretty much been the consensus #1 fantasy football pick. Well last season do to injury McCaffrey played in just three games and so far this season it loos as though fantasy owners aren’t going to get much out of McCaffrey again.

McCaffrey has played in three games this season, but has missed the last two with a hamstring injury and there where reports that he would be returning this week or next week. Well as it turns out those reports where way off as McCaffrey has been put on injured reserve and now won’t be eligible to return until Week 9.

McCaffrey is probably the biggest duel threat in the NFL with his combination of rushing and receiving skills. Of course he has to be healthy for people to see this skills and for the last two seasons he hasn’t been able to show those skills off. Since McCaffrey didn’t miss a game in his fist three NFL seasons you have to wonder wat has hanged that he seems to be getting injured constantly these last two seasons.

Obviously McCaffrey and his tea the Carolina Panthers don’t care about fantasy football, but the Panthers started off the actual NFL season 3-2 through the first five weeks nd with a easy schedule they could actual contend for a playoff spot.

Now since the Panthers share a division with the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers it’s doubtful that Carolina would win the division, but they could find themselves in a good position to grab a wild card spot, but they’ll need their best offensive player healthy and productive to help them accomplish that.

McCaffrey will miss the next three games which is a home game this week against the Minnesota Vikings as well as two road games. Week 7 on the road against the New York Giants and Week 8 on the road against the Atlanta Falcons. McCaffrey would be eligible to return for the Panthers Week 9 game at home against the New England Patriots.

Oddly with McCaffrey in the lineup these could all be looked at as winnable game for the Panthers, but with McCaffrey now guaranteed to be out for these games it looks as though these games could be toss ups.

When or maybe we should say if McCaffrey returns will he be able to help the Panthers make a push for the playoffs? Or will it be too late by the time McCaffrey is finally back and healthy?

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Comments
  1. Stewart Silveran says:

    I don’t think the Panthers will be in the playoffs this season.
    Rodgers has gone on record as saying that he will never play for the Chicago Bears. Even never is never is a convenient catch phrase, I think that Rodgers is correct in saying this. After all, the Bears have a promising rookie and Rodgers longevity is always a question mark at his age although Brady has proved to be an exception to this rule.

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