GREEN BAY, Wis. — So much for the notion that Aaron Rodgers' health would be at risk behind the Green Bay Packers' banged-up offensive line.
With the Packers missing three of their top four tackles because of injuries and only two offensive line starters playing the same positions they were in Week 1, the patchwork Packers held the Chicago Bears' defense at bay in a 35-21 victory on Sunday night.
Rodgers wasn't sacked and threw five touchdowns, allowing Green Bay to clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs and knock Chicago out of playoff contention. Rodgers noted afterward that he "barely got touched out there."
Still, Packers coach Mike McCarthy might be tempted to rest Rodgers for at least some of Sunday's regular-season finale against Detroit to keep him out of harm's way.