Well, it was a good thing three quarterbacks were activated today.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers left Sunday's game with the second quarter winding down after re-aggravating his calf injury on a four-yard touchdown to Randall Cobb. The Packers have ruled Rodgers as questionable to return.
Green Bay leads Detroit 14-7, but a strong goal line stand by the Lions and only the third fumble of Eddie Lacy's career still have this in reach for the Lions. Calvin Johnson worked the seam to score a 20-yard touchdown before the half ended, cutting the Packers' lead to just seven.
We look at the good, bad and the ugly from the first half:
Eddie Lacy and James Starks combined for 61 yards on the Packers' first drive. Although Green Bay didn't end up scoring, running the ball effectively against Detroit's No.1 ranked run-defense is a huge plus. Lacy only ran for 76 yards in the Week 3 matchup.
You have to wonder why Mike McCarthy elected to call two pass plays on the first drive with the running game working so well. Green Bay had the ball within the one yard line, and replaced Lacy for fullback John Kuhn on the first run, followed by the two pass attemps. Lacy was stopped on fourth down, but you have to wonder why he didn't get the ball on the first and second play.
As mentioned previously, Rodgers fired a four-yard touchdown to Randall Cobb to make the score 14-0 with the second quarter closing, but immediately fell to the ground after the play in pain. Rodgers needed help from trainers getting to the sideline, and was carted to the locker room.
We will have our game recap along with updated post-season information up once the game has concluded.