CREATED Oct. 24, 2012
GREEN BAY - The Packers have been bit by the injury bug, but a banged up roster does not excuse the team from performing on the field.
Not with their recent history.
"Yeah, it's that time of the year," said Aaron Rodgers. "Everyone is a little banged up, looking forward to the bye week. So we got two more left, hopefully we can stay fairly healthy and get some guys back afterwards."
"That's a rallying point man! It's cool, it's exciting to see the next guys up and getting the opportunity to play," added Ryan Pickett. "They're excited, we're excited to watch them."
"It's like a thing, 'Next man up'."
Having proven success up and down the lineup gives the Pack a leg-up on injuries.
"Definitely," added Pickett. "When you overcome things like injuries and other players step in, it gives you confidence that whoever is on the field will get the job done."
Aaron Rodgers can see a parallel between the injury plight of the team now and two seasons ago, when the Packers were able to utilize their backups and win the Super Bowl.
"This has been similar in the fact we lost some key guys in 2010 and we've lost some key guys this year," said Rodgers.
"We don't expect any drop off, we expect them to be productive so it's exciting for us", Pickett said.
Rodgers is even willing to make a 'retro' 2010 World Series prediction.
"We're pulling for the Giants to get a win and hopefully that means we'll be headed down to New Orleans."
The Packers had 13 players listed on the Wednesday injury report.