All three Packer quarterbacks might play vs. LionsWisconsin Sports
-- Green Bay Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy says he’d like all three quarterbacks to play in Sunday’s regular season finale against Detroit at Lambeau Field.
GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy says he’d like all three quarterbacks to play in Sunday’s regular season finale against Detroit at Lambeau Field.
McCarthy said Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn, and Graham Harrell all took snaps at practice this week – and he said it was the initial plan as the week began. But McCarthy said after today’s practice that a final decision has not been made yet.
The Packers' Chad Clifton and Ryan Pickett are both listed as probable for Sunday’s contest. Left tackle Clifton has not played since October due to hamstring and back injuries. Nose tackle Pickett has missed two games after getting a concussion. McCarthy says he’s especially interested to see how Pickett performs. Corner Charles Woodson is listed as questionable with a knee problem, and linebacker Clay Matthews is also questionable with an ankle injury. McCarthy said it’s based on the way both are feeling – and he said it proper to quote, “be smart with them throughout the week.” Running back James Starks is out for Sunday, as are receiver Randall Cobb and receiver Greg Jennings. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga is listed as doubtful with his knee injury. Tight end Jermichael Finley is probable after a knee injury left him short on practice time this week.
Two of Green Bay’s opponents in a possible NFC Championship Game will play at Lambeau Field next fall. The New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49’ers will be on the Packers’ home schedule for 2012. The league’s scheduling formula also has Arizona, Jacksonville, and Tennessee making the trip to Titletown, along with the Packers’ NFC North division counterparts Chicago, Detroit, and Minnesota. As always, the Pack will also play its division rivals on the road. The away schedule also includes games at Indianapolis, Houston, Seattle, and Saint Louis. They’ll also play at the NFC East champion, which will be either Dallas or the New York Giants. The NFC South champion is also on Green Bay’s schedule, which is New Orleans. And they’ll play each team in the AFC South and NFC West in 2012.