Packers prep for Vikings; Rodgers misses practice but expected to start

NOW: Packers prep for Vikings; Rodgers misses practice but expected to start

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Aaron Rodgers did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28, but it's nothing to be concerned about; he’s taken off a few Wednesdays due to injuries but not missed any game time. 

Rodgers is dealing with a knee injury to go with his broken thumb. Green Bay will need the four-time MVP to be firing on all cylinders Sunday against the NFC North Champions, the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota has had a bizarre season where they are 12-3, already clinched the division and have been an average team statistically. They’ve only scored five more points than they’ve allowed this season, yet the record is so impressive because they are 11 and zero in one score games.

"They definitely have shown the resiliency it takes to play in this league. You can tell they're playing with a lot of confidence. They're going out there, competing at a high, high level. Obviously one of the best teams in the league. We're going to have to play at our best and prepare at our best to give ourselves a chance," said Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur. 

As far as non-Rodgers' injuries go, Keisean Nixon and Christian Watson didn’t practice Wednesday, while David Bakhtiari was limited. Dean Lowry was placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, ending his streak of playing in 101 straight games.

Devonte Wyatt will get more chances and LaFleur praised the first-round pick, saying he has grown quite a bit and loves his effort. We’ll see how much Sunday.

The Packers vs. Vikings game kicks off at 3:25 p.m. on CBS 58. 

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