Aaron Rodgers cannot come off the COVID-19 reserve list until Saturday, the day before the Seahawks at Packers game in Week 10. After testing positive for COVID-19, Rodgers must be symptom-free on Saturday to return to action. However, because of the NFL rules regarding COVID-19, it will be impossible to know if Rodgers can play until later in the week.
The uncertainty around Aaron Rodgers is affecting the NFL betting lines in Week 10. The Green Bay Packers are -3.5 favorites against the Seattle Seahawks, according to NFL betting lines from BetMGM. It’s hard to believe the Packers would be favored if the oddsmakers felt Jordan Love would start in the Seahawks vs. Packers game.
Read on to find out more about how Aaron Rodgers’ status is impacting betting lines.
Green Bay Needs Rodgers Back Quickly
The Green Bay Packers sorely missed Rodgers on Sunday. 2020 first-round draft pick Jordan Love filled in for Rodgers and was unable to do much of anything. Love went 19-34 for 190 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Love didn’t try to push the ball downfield much, averaging just 5.6 yards per completion. The Packers’ defense played well enough to win, but the offense was stuck in the mud all afternoon.
The Packers may have thought they could run the ball with Aaron Jones against a porous Chiefs run defense, but Jones could only gain 53 yards on the ground. The Chiefs were ready for the run because they didn’t have to worry about Rodgers hurting them through the air.
Before Sunday, the Packers had scored at least 24 points in seven consecutive games. That streak came to a screeching halt once Jordan Love took over. Rodgers makes this offense work, and the Packers could be in for a long afternoon if he’s unable to return to action.
The Packers Need Rodgers to Win a Shootout
The Packers defense has given up six passing plays of 40+ yards this season, ranking 22nd in the NFL in that category. Big plays wouldn’t be much of a concern if the Packers were playing Geno Smith on Sunday. Reports indicate Russell Wilson will be back in time for Sunday’s game.
Since he entered the league in 2012, Wilson has been one of the most prolific deep passers. Wilson has led all quarterbacks in completion percentage, yards, and touchdowns on passes of 25 or more yards during his career.
Green Bay will need Rodgers on the field if they’re going to keep up with Wilson and the Seattle passing attack.
Aaron Rodgers’ Impact on the Seahawks at Packers Game
The Packers have a difficult task ahead of them this week. They must develop a game plan to beat the Seahawks without knowing who their quarterback will be.
Aaron Rodgers can run a far more complex offense than Jordan Love, but the Packers have to prepare for both outcomes.
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