DETROIT, MI (WTVB) - The slumping Lions will be scoreboard watching the next two weekends as they look for some help to make the playoffs after dropping four of their last five games. Detroit has to win its last two games against the Giants at home and on the road vs. the Vikings and then hope that either the Chicago Bears or Green Bay Packers suffer a loss.
The Packers are still waiting for medical clearance for quarterback Aaron Rodgers to play. The former MVP took snaps again with the second team in practice on Wednesday, with Matt Flynn working with the staring unit. Head coach Mike McCarthy says Rodgers' status for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh at Lambeau Field will officially be decided on Friday. Rodgers has been out since suffering a broken collarbone on the opening drive November 4th against Chicago.
Green Bay is 7-6-and-1, a half game behind first-place Chicago in the NFC North. The third place Lions are 7-7 after their loss last weekend to the Ravens. Green Bay and Chicago finish out the season December 29th at Solider Field. This weekend, the 8-6 Bears play Sunday night at Philadelphia.