Aaron Rodgers less than 100 percent but ready for Lions

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has 30 touchdown passes and three interceptions this season.

Aaron Rodgers might not be at 100 percent, but the Packers expect him to play in Sunday's game against the Lions with the NFC North title on the line.

Green Bay's quarterback suffered a left calf injury in Sunday's 20-3 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he played through the pain, though it limited his mobility.

"We'll release an injury report tomorrow, but he's getting better," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said on a teleconference Tuesday.

Rodgers practiced Tuesday as the Packers adjusted their schedule to take Christmas off Thursday, but none of the portion open to the media involved any running by the quarterback.

After practice, Rodgers told reporters he'd be ready to adjust his approach if the injury has an impact on his mobility. He's run for 255 yards this season, seventh among NFL quarterbacks.

"I don't think there's much concern at all. I think he'll be ready to go," Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson said in a teleconference. "We'll see how his week goes, and then we'll find out on Sunday. I think he'll be fine."

Rodgers is second in the NFL with a 111 passer rating and has thrown 36 touchdowns compared to just five interceptions this season. In seven games at Lambeau Field in 2014, he has 23 touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 132.6 rating as the Packers are undefeated at home.



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