Green Bay, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is on pace to start this Sunday against the Chicago Bears after missing much of the past two months with a fractured collarbone, head coach Mike McCarthy announced on Thursday.
"We're preparing for the Chicago Bears with Aaron Rodgers as our starting quarterback," McCarthy said following Thursday's team practice. "I'm excited. I feel good for Aaron," McCarthy said. "I don't think people realize the stress he's been under. He's been on board with playing for quite some time."
Rodgers' last game was Nov. 4 against this same Chicago team, having missed the seven games since then and watching his teammates struggle to a (2-4-1) record.
Sunday's game will decide this year's NFC North champion, with Green Bay entering at (7-7-1) and Chicago at (8-7). Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m. at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill.