Rodgers looks to shed brace before tough stretch
5:02 PM ET
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers still hopes to play without the brace he’s worn on his left knee since his Week 1 injury, but he couldn’t say yet whether that will be the case in Week 8 — even after the benefit of a bye week. The Green Bay Packers quarterback is looking for any edge he can find entering what might be the toughest stretch of his NFL career.
The Packers begin a stretch of four road games in five weeks on Sunday at the undefeated Los Angeles Rams, where the Packers are the biggest underdogs (8.5 points) they’ve been since Rodgers became a starter in 2008. It continues at the New England Patriots and also includes road games at the Seattle Seahawks (on a Thursday night in a short week) and at the Minnesota Vikings. The lone game at Lambeau Field, against the Miami Dolphins, comes between the games at New England and Seattle.
With or without the knee brace, Rodgers said the Packers (3-2-1) are “going to have to play better, we’re going to have to play a lot better than we have to win those games.”
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