Packers wideout Davante Adams officially ruled out Week 16 vs. Vikings
The Green Bay Packers had an opportunity to keep their playoff hopes alive last week against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Aaron Rodgers was back under center for the storied franchise, and everything seemed to be heading in the right direction, but unfortunately, the team fell short and a postseason run is no longer an option.
Along with being knocked out of playoff contention in the NFC, the Packers will be without arguably their best offensive weapons against their division rivals in Week 16. Rodgers has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, and now wideout Davante Adams has been officially ruled out of the NFC North battle with Minnesota, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 21, 2017
With both Rodgers and Adams out for this game against the playoff-bound Vikings, Green Bay could be in for a long day with backup quarterback Brett Hundley left to figure out how to get this offense moving against one of the better defenses in the NFL.
This will be a crucial game for the Vikings as they have a chance to clinch a first-round bye with a win over their division rivals and a loss or tie by the Panthers. That being said, Case Keenum and company will not be taking this game lightly as they try to set themselves up for a run to the Super Bowl which will be played on their home field on Feb. 4.
As for the Packers, they’ll be merely playing for pride in a game where they can impact the Vikings’ chances of having an easy start to the postseason.