Packers QB Aaron Rodgers gets green light

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (12) passes during the first quarter against the Browns at Lambeau Field...

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (12) passes during the first quarter against the Browns at Lambeau Field earlier this season. (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:43 PM ET

Aaron Rodgers is back and Tony Romo is still out.

How the quarterback worm turns in the National Football League.

In Green Bay, joy and happiness reign supreme with the Boxing Day gift that Rodgers has been cleared to play in Sunday’s winner-take-all game against the Chicago Bears.

At stake is the NFC North crown with the loser missing the playoffs.

Hearts among Packers fans began to race early Thursday afternoon amid reports that Rodgers was taking all the reps with the starters.

Then came the news they had all been waiting to hear, that Rodgers would be making the start after missing the previous seven games with a broken collarbone.


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