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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers slowed down by groin injury in loss to Bears

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The Green Bay Packers are having an early vacation than usual this year, as they are set to miss the playoffs after taking a 24-17 loss at the hands of newly-crowned NFC North division champions, the Chicago Bears, on Sunday.

Needless to say, it was a forgettable game for Rodgers and the Packers. The future Hall of Famer finished the contest with 274 passing yards with zero touchdowns and an interception on 25-of-42 completions. The lone pick he threw ended his record-setting streak of 402 consecutive pass completions without an interception

If anything, Rodgers revealed after the game that he was not in 100 percent form in that crucial showdown with Chicago due to an ailing groin, per Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Aaron Rodgers said he hurt his groin on the Hail Mary throw before halftime, and it bothered him in the second half. Would explain why #Packers QB missed so many wide-open WRs so badly. “I was trying to get it stretched out throughout he game.”

In any case, the Packers can’t do anything to catch the boat to the playoffs. Perhaps Green Bay will elect to sit out Rodgers for their remaining games than expose the team’s franchise quarterback to further aggravation of the injury in meaningless contest. If that’s the route the Packers will take, expect them to start either DeShone Kizer or Tim Boyle in Week 16 against the New York Jets on the road.