NFL: Packers coach confirms Rodgers starts against Rams
Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur has confirmed Aaron Rodgers will play in Sunday's clash with the Los Angeles Rams, despite not participating in practice at all this week.
The Packers are 11/10 on the Money Line to win at Lambeau Field against a direct rival for the NFC's number one playoff seeding and conference title in the 10/13 Rams.
Rodgers was held out of practice again on Friday as he deals with pain in a fractured little toe that he suffered during workouts at home while preparing to return to the Packers for their 14th November game against the Seattle Seahawks.
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A week earlier, he had at least taken a few snaps in the Friday practice leading up to last Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Rodgers started slowly in that game but looked capable of anything after halftime as he led the Packers into the end zone on every second-half possession.
Backup Jordan Love handled all the first-team reps this week, but LaFleur revealed Rodgers was able to rehearse the playcalls for the visit of the 7-3 Rams.
"Well, he came down to practice," LaFleur said on Friday, via ESPN. "He didn't participate in practice, but he was out there and relaying the calls to Jordan, just getting that practice of just saying the playcalls."
The head coach then made it abundantly clear that Rodgers will start, saying, "Yeah, he'll play."