Saturday's Minnesota-Green Bay pointspread (Vikings -9) tells you all you need to know about who will be taking snaps for the Packers. At 7-6, Green Bay gave it a shot with Aaron Rodgers, fell short at Carolina, and have now
for the remainder of the year. The Vikings have clinched a playoff berth but could finish anywhere from no. 1 to no. 4.
"This was clearly in Aaron Rodgers' best interest," coach Mike McCarthy said. "He's not happy about it. It's a hard day for him . . . We all understand and appreciate and respect his competitive spirit, but we felt as an organization this was in his best interest."