Aaron Rodgers key as Packers head to 49ers looking to continue fine season

On paper this season has not been an easy one for Green Bay Packers – not that you’d know it.

The Packers have, like many times in 2020, been hit with their fair share of injuries.

Receivers Davante Adams and Allen Lazard have both missed games while running back Aaron Jones has struggled with a calf injury.

Matt LaFleur’s team head west to take on San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football with a strong 5-2 record.

LaFleur and star quarterback Aaron Rodgers has utilised all of their experience this year with 11 different skill-position players playing at least 100 offensive snaps through seven games.

Of course it’s Rodgers that is pulling off the plays on the field, but it’s something the 36-year-old is loving.

"I don't feel like we're ever hamstringed necessarily based on some of the things that we've done," Rodgers said earlier this week.

"We've had to mix some personnels up and move some guys around to try and get our best guys on the field and give us some advantages through the use of personnel. That's not going to change.

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"I think that's the beauty in what Matt and the offensive staff has done this year is finding creative ways to get our best guys on the field and put them in positions to get the ball in space; no different this week.

"I think as a competitor you're always excited about the challenges.

"You'd love having your guys in there at full strength, for sure, but there is that fun challenge of going in there without some of those guys and trying to find a way to win."

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The Packers have won four Super Bowls but not featured in one since being crowned champs at the end of the 2010 season.

The Lambeau Field outfit are currently No 3 seed in the NFC but Rodgers’ flexibility, and the return of some injured stars to come, could see the Packers in Tampa come February.

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