A game that began with five starters on the inactive list -- that doesn't include quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is on injured reserve -- turned into a parade to the training room for the Green Bay Packers. Before Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings was over, the Packers lost receiver Jordy Nelson and tight end Richard Rodgers (both to shoulder injuries), plus running back Aaron Jones and right tackle Jason Spriggs (both to knee injuries). That was after they didn't suit up receiver Davante Adams (concussion), linebackers Nick Perry (ankle/shoulder) and Clay Matthews (hamstring), cornerback Damarious Randall (knee) and guard Jahri Evans (knee). That's not to mention Rodgers, who went on injured reserve earlier in the week after the Packers decided to shut him down the week after he returned from his broken collarbone. It's unclear how many, if any, of those players could have played if the Packers were still in the playoff race.
Jordy Nelson, Richard Rodgers, Aaron Jones among hurt Packers
ESPN | Dec 24