How Aaron Rodgers' broken collarbone impacts the Eagles

How Aaron Rodgers' broken collarbone impacts the Eagles

NFL star Aaron Rodgers 'could miss the rest of the season' after monstrous tackle

That injury took place in the first quarter of Sunday's game with the Vikings, making it an uphil climb for backup QB Brett Hundley. This is of particular interest to the Pittsburgh Steelers on a couple of levels.

Brett Hundley figures to be Green Bay's starter in Rodgers' absence.

Matt Flynn, Scott Tolzien and Seneca Wallace were forced to fill in while Rodgers missed seven games in 2013 because of a broken collarbone. The Packers later tweeted that Rodgers could miss the rest of the regular season. As Rodgers was walking off the field, he let Barr know the hit wasn't a clean one.

Harrison Smith, Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes all picked off Hundley.

Rodgers, who completed 2-of-4 throws for 18 yards before the injury, had completed two-thirds of his passes this season for 1,367 yards entering the contest. It's projected that Rodgers could miss the remainder of the 2017 season.

The Packers were 5-2 when Rodgers broke his left collarbone in 2013.

Rodgers was hurt with a little over six minutes to play in the first quarter.

"Losing Aaron Rodgers speaks for itself", Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. They also lost left guard Lane Taylor (ankle, knee) and both of their starting tackles against the Vikings when Bryan Bulaga (concussion) and David Bakhtiari (hamstring) dropped out.

The Packers were already without injured defensive defensive backs Kevin King, Davon House and Morgan Burnett and linebackers Joe Thomas and Ahmad Brooks.

Although you never want to see a player go down, there is no denying that the Eagles' playoff chances were helped on Sunday with Rodgers going down.

The Packers have relied heavily on Rodgers all season.

And even after a 23-10 win that tied them with the Packers atop the North division, Vikings players lamented the fact that their nemesis was lost in the process.

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