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Cheese Curds, 12/15: Rodgers just managing pain, Rasul Douglas keeps making plays

While the QB probably will not practice much if at all for a while, the team’s latest surprising star on defense has taken over a starting job.

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It’s all but official now: Rasul Douglas is a true starting cornerback for the Green Bay Packers. That much was demonstrated on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, as he started the game at right cornerback opposite Eric Stokes. More important than that “starting” status, however, is the fact that Douglas played all but three snaps in the game, despite Kevin King being as healthy as he has been in months.

Of course, Douglas delivered, recording another pick-six plus a second pass breakup. The media covering the Packers simply can’t stop talking about Douglas and his journey to Green Bay — with good reason — and today we have another look at him in today’s Cheese Curds.

Meanwhile, the Packers’ biggest star player on the offensive side of the football suffered a bit of a setback with his broken toe coming out of the bye week. Aaron Rodgers had been grateful for some extra time off, but the first game back saw him dealing with some added pain in that toe. Now apparently it’s just a matter of managing that pain, which likely means that he won’t be practicing much the rest of the season, but then again he has been plenty effective without practice time in the last several weeks.

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It's officially time to focus on the upcoming game against the Ravens, who shut out a Brett Hundley-led Packers team in their last game back in 2017.

After languishing as an NFL afterthought, Rasul Douglas has emerged as a star for the Packers – The Athletic
More Rasul Douglas content? You bet, especially after he recorded a pick-six in the second straight game. The last Packer to do that? That would be Hall of Famer Herb Adderley.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: Toe injury is 'not going to stop me from playing' | NFL.com
More toe talk is here as well, and Rodgers says that it's now just a matter of him managing the pain in that broken toe.

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Did you see the doppelganger on the broadcast on Sunday night? Apparently the lookalike is from Munich.

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Orchard's stint with the Packers didn't last long, but with Rashan Gary back and Preston Smith still affecting games, hopefully Green Bay will not need him.

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If you guessed "Australia"...sorry! This actually happened in South Africa instead.