The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t have to face Aaron Rodgers Sunday in Green Bay, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Matt Flynn will start for the Packers in place of Rodgers, who will miss his seventh straight game with a broken collarbone.
That gives the Steelers a boost in this game. It also improves their chances of making the playoffs.
The Steelers (6-8) must win their final two games and get all sorts of help to make the playoffs. If they went up against Rodgers Sunday, their chances of making the playoffs would equal the chances of an average man dating a supermodel. Now that they don’t have to worry about Rodgers, their chances of making the playoffs now are like the chances of an average man dating a supermodel under six feet tall.
In other words, it’s still pretty much impossible no matter who plays quarterback for the Packers.
Keeping track of every game that must go the Steelers’ way to keep their playoff hopes alive can be as difficult as it’s been for Jarvis Jones to learn Dick LeBeau’s defense. But our handy-dandy Steeler Addicts Pittsburgh Steelers playoff flowchart makes it easy.
Here are a few tips to help you navigate the chart:
- This week’s games are in white boxes.
- Next week’s games are in gray boxes.
- Times were not included for next week’s games because the NFL tends to change Week 17 game times based on playoff implications.