If yesterday's news that Aaron Rodgers wasn't cleared to play didn't make it obvious to you who the Packers' starting QB will be on Sunday, Thursday's practice session should do the trick. By all accounts, Rodgers did little to nothing in the portion of practice open to the media today.
Here are just a couple of the tweets from the Packers' beat writers on the subject:
While Rodgers was standing next to Ben McAdoo, Matt Flynn took most of the reps and Scott Tolzien jumped in for a few. #Packers— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) December 19, 2013
Since Scott Tolzien hasn't taken many reps in practice lately with the team trying to gauge Rodgers' health, it seems pretty clear that his presence under center is a sign that QB12 won't be playing on Sunday. Certainly, that makes the Packers' challenge against a talented (albeit struggling) Steelers' defense more difficult, but not insurmountable.
Hopefully we'll get the second-half Matt Flynn from the past two weeks for a full sixty minutes on Sunday.
As for other players sitting out practice, Eddie Lacy and Nick Perry were the highlights. It seems likely though that Mike McCarthy is just resting Lacy, given his comments after practice on Wednesday, so expect to see him probable on Friday's injury report.