Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that he plans to play 120 minutes despite a lingering calf injury.
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The Green Bay Packers came away with a 26-21 comeback victory against the Dallas Cowboys, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers put on an MVP-caliber performance despite playing with a calf injury.
Rodgers threw for 316 yards and three touchdown passes, but he now faces his biggest challenge in the Seattle Seahawks. His calf is not expected to heal fully by the NFC Championship, and the Seahawks defense will not hold back in their effort to return to the Super Bowl.
However, the likely MVP immediately confirmed that he will play against the Seahawks and made a bold proclamation while doing so. “I think I’ve got 120 minutes left in me. So I’m going to do everything I can to make sure I play all those minutes,” Rodgers said to ESPN Wisconsin.
His comment about playing 120 minutes was in reference to the fact that the Packers are still in contention for the Super Bowl and that a football game clock totals 60 minutes.
The Packers are underdogs by seven points against the Seahawks, but Rodgers will look to build on his impressive second-half performance against the Cowboys.