Meaningless football is something unusual for Green Bay Packers fans in the past few decades, but the 2018 team is no ordinary Packers squad. After being eliminated from the postseason by the Chicago Bears last Sunday, the results of the team’s final two games will dictate nothing more than draft position and two opponents for the 2019 schedule.
Aaron Rodgers is playing, however. The two-time MVP views these final games as an opportunity to exercise his leadership abilities, suiting up and leading by example.
Meanwhile, Davante Adams has his sights on some Packers single-season records. After hitting exactly 100 receptions after last week’s game, he is 12 catches short of the team’s single-season record, which Sterling Sharpe set in 1993. Adams is also 204 yards short of Jordy Nelson’s record of 1,519, set back in Adams’ rookie year of 2014.
Meanwhile, the New York Jets are also playing for nothing, sitting at 4-10 on the season. Head coach Todd Bowles may join Mike McCarthy on the unemployment line after the year concludes, so he will likely be motivated to rally his troops in an effort to save his job.
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