Packers: Aaron Rodgers set to start vs. Bears in Week 13

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Aaron Rodgers is set to start for the Green Bay Packers in Week 13 against the Chicago Bears.

Jordan Love’s time will have to wait. Despite dealing with multiple injuries, Aaron Rodgers is set to start in the Green Bay Packers‘ divisional matchup with the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday.

Rodgers has been playing with a thumb injury since the loss to the New York Giants in London back in October. Last week against the Philadelphia Eagles, Rodgers suffered a rib injury that forced him out of the game.

Love stepped in and played admirably, throwing for 113 yards and a touchdown late in the game.

After an impressive performance against the Eagles, along with the Packers’ disappointing 4-8 record, many have called for Love to start the remaining five games.

It would give Green Bay a chance to evaluate Love over a longer stretch of starts, helping the team make a decision on his fifth-year option next offseason.

But it will have to wait.

With the Packers still mathematically in playoff contention and Rodgers able to play, it looks like the reigning MVP will be out there on Sunday.

Rodgers has no game status on the Packers’ Week 13 injury report, meaning he is good to go. He didn’t practice on Wednesday and was limited on Thursday and Friday. But it seems they are confident that Rodgers will be able to play well on Sunday as the Packers aim to keep their playoff hopes alive.

It’s likely the team won’t be in contention for much longer. At 4-8, it would take a miracle to earn a wild-card berth from here.

If, and when, the Packers are eliminated, perhaps then they will give Love an opportunity.

But until then, it’s Rodgers at QB1. He looks set to start on Sunday against the team he owns.