COVID Loss Could Impact Race For No. 1 Seed

November 3rd, 2021

There’s no doubt some people will read this and think Joe is celebrating the announcement that Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID and will not play Sunday at Kansas City.

No, Joe is not wishing The Sickness on the Packers or their quarterback, Tom Brady’s golfing buddy. But the result is the Packers (7-1) are now heading to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday with backup QB Jordan Love scheduled to make his first career start.

Joe watched Love in preseason and he looked pretty good, but there’s no reason to think he can step in for Rodgers without the Packers suffering significantly — especially in arguably the NFL’s most hostile environment.

If the Packers fall to 7-2 on Sunday, they’ll still have games against the Rams and Browns at home, and at the Ravens.

The 7-1 Rams still must play the 7-1 Cardinals in Arizona, and on the road at Green Bay, Baltimore and San Francisco.

The Cowboys (6-1), who lost to the Bucs (6-2) on opening day, still have road games against the Saints and Chiefs, and home matchups versus the Raiders and Cardinals.

43 Responses to “COVID Loss Could Impact Race For No. 1 Seed”

  1. Pewter Power Says:


  2. SlyPirate Says:

    That Bucs looked like hot garbage against the Saints’ 3rd string QB. Until they clean it up every game will be a struggle.

  3. PassingThru Says:

    Not only was Rodgers unvaccinated, he lied about his vaccination status.

  4. Beeej Says:

    It’s a dog eat dog world and the Packers have milk bone underwear

  5. Marine Buc Says:

    Hey Aaron – just follow Joe Rogan’s lead… Monoclonal antibodies, Ivermectin, Z-pack and vitamins. You will be fine within three days.

  6. Thisisouryear!!! Says:

    Didn’t I see the packers are getting all their receivers back. They may still give KC a tough game and KC has been awful.

  7. IMBUC Says:

    You forgot hydroxychloriquine, jarhead. ; ) Wouldn’t want to short your cocktail of conspiracy.

  8. PassingThru Says:

    You mean none other than Professor Joe Rogan, MD, PhD, and Nobel Prize for Medicine laureate?

  9. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Arizona w/o JJ Watt is like Tennessee w/o Derrick Henry. Just not the same team.
    Same with Green Bay. W/O Aaron Rodgers they will not be the same team.

  10. BerrickDrooks Says:

    Todd Bowles is hot garbage

  11. Guadalajara, Mexico Fan Says:

    Joe, Please do not forget that Bucs have yet to face Saints and Bills. So the Conference is still open. GoBucs!!!!!

  12. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Karen Rodgers mislead the media and the Packer fans as to his vaccination status. The diva strikes again. What a putz.

  13. Buc55 Says:

    Long long way until we can talk homefield advantage.. We better focus on stop commiting stupid penalties and winning NFC South… Hate the Saints…

  14. Marine Buc Says:

    @ curse

    You are incorrect. Aaron Rogers in one of the smartest players currently in the NFL. He scored a 35 on his Wonderlic test. Two points higher than our beloved Tom Brady (33)…

  15. Swampbuc Says:

    Rodgers will blame the “Packers Front Office” for contracting COVID. He is such a biotch.

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    Curse of Gruden Says:
    November 3rd, 2021 at 12:43 pm
    Karen Rodgers mislead the media


    Good, makes me like him more. The media is trash, just like the people who gossip about if someone else is vaccinated or not. Triggering dopes like you is literally one of the best things a person can do.

  17. Rod Munch Says:

    The Trump vaccine saved millions around the world, thanks to him, we got a vaccine in record time. Meanwhile the dummies Fauci and Biden were saying vaccines couldn’t possibly get done that fast, and we’d be lucky to have them by summer 2021.

    The vaccines work, which is why it doesn’t matter what anyone else does if you’re vaccinated. So leave people the hell alone, their decisions don’t impact you at all, and if you want to ignore science and pretend the vaccines don’t work, then wear an N95 mask and you’re doubly fully protected. Also don’t complain about comfort with the N95 mask you fascist! How dare you think comfort is more important than saving lives!

  18. Ben green Says:

    This could be happening to the bucs right now. I don’t think Brady is vaccinated. Ben has it on authority that 15 % of NFL players are using fake vaccination cards. I wouldn’t put that past the goat, especially because of his past cheating. Brady and Alex are crazy, and past behavior would lead you to believe that they don’t believe in the covid vax for health people.

  19. Ben green Says:

    For Christ sake, they believe in concussion water. Brady is married to a man that once claimed to have a pill that would cure cancer. Need Ben say anymore?

  20. PassingThru Says:

    @Ben green

    The Bucs already announced that they were 100% vaccinated.

    Take your conspiracy theories to the QAnon rally in Dallas. Let us know when JFK Jr. shows up.

  21. Ben green Says:

    Rodgers said he was vaccinated too. I guess you believe everything you read Passing Thru. It’s not surprising.

  22. Ben green Says:

    He also deflated footballs, and benefitted from the taping of other teams defensive signals. He lied about that too. I love you bucs fans. The toilet bowl of the NFL y’all will be right back there within 2 years. Enjoy it now, and enjoy your cheater

  23. Ben green Says:

    You can’t have it both ways

  24. PassingThru Says:

    @Ben green

    You’re not even a Pats fan, you’re just a troll looking for a reaction.

    Anyway, please go haunt a QAnon conspiracy site. They have multiple openings under the title, “Village Idiot”. Enjoy!

  25. Ben green Says:

    Facts are tough things Passing. I’m sorry terry mcawful lost last night. Don’t attack Ben for spreading the truth. I know it’s hard to cheer for Brady, the trump supporter he is. Ben is just the messenger. Don’t get fact mixed up with stupid Passing. BTW I love you, and will continue to pray for you, and all my friends on this lovely site

  26. #8 Says:

    I been green after ready ben’s comments.

    I am an actual Bear fan & TB12 fanboy–hence being here.

    Man I hope the NFL makes an example out of DB12 for minimally not following what non-vax’d peeps need to follow. That would make me happy.

  27. mark2001 Says:

    Ben…all they have to do is check your blood for antibodies and such, as a result of the vaccine. A fake card might help someone skate in a restaurant and such…but an organization with the medical resources of the NFL if testing positively? Nope.

  28. mark2001 Says:

    You mean none other than Professor Joe Rogan, MD, PhD, and Nobel Prize for Medicine laureate? LOL…

  29. unbelievable Says:

    Bucs will not have the #1 seed.

    Zero chance now.

    They better just hope they can win the division at this point, and maybe, get lucky with 1 single home playoff game.

  30. unbelievable Says:

    Also @ben, Rodgers said he was “inoculated”.

    He chose that word very intentionally. I had petitioned the NFL earlier this summer to allow “alternate treatments” instead of getting the vax.

  31. unbelievable Says:

    *He chose that word very intentionally, instead of saying vaccinated.

    *He had petitioned the NFL earlier this summer to allow “alternate treatments” instead of getting the vax

  32. Irishmist Says:

    Ben Green says “You can’t have it both ways. ” I think you can if you’re Aaron Rogers.

  33. Allbuccedup Says:

    Bucs will have number one seed. The only loss I see in december is maybe the Bills they will eat the saints alive in tampa mark my word. 14-3 GO BUCS!

  34. DBS Says:

    The offense is not scoring 35 or 40 points at will. Gronk an AB are in and out. This defense is having problems stopping anyone. so right now it is the old saying.
    Any Given Sunday.

  35. Reddington Neck Shores Says:

    Trailer trash decision making to go along with that haircut.

  36. Carlos Says:

    Got to go 15-2 if Bucs want a bye , and that’s iffy look at remaining games for Dallas , Rams and Packers and Cardinals , Dallas might run the table , if Dak is healthy , I would love for Bucs to run the table , but injuries will tell. But right now Dallas is sitting pretty , which I don’t like.

  37. Colonel Angus Says:

    Being vaccinated does not prevent you from getting the sickness. Rodgers is a healthy dude, he’ll be fine. Now you burger mashin’, gallon of mountain dew drinkin’ fat a$$e$ are another story. You should be afraid.

  38. Sparky Says:

    If anyone is playing the JBF drinking bingo game with me, check your card for “Ben Green pretends to have “sources”” and take your shot.

  39. adam from ny Says:

    wow the quality of posts and convo has really dropped off during the bye week…

    it’s gonna be a rough 10 days forging forward reading this sh!t…

    let’s talk about how the raiders are about to pack it in after the ruggs situation, on top of the chucky fiasco

  40. Man Child Says:

    Really glad we can see where everyone stands with the vaccine in the comment section here rather than talking football. Real refreshing.
    LA Rams are all in and I don’t feel this team is good enough to beat them especially in LA. I’m not trying to overreact to the Saint loss but c’mon man.
    Obligatory Let’s Go Brandon

  41. BucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Pleased the FBI now has good face shots of all the nutbags in Dallas yesterday. Death benefit ineligibility for the unvaccinated is now in motion and will spread faster than the Delta variant. NFL should fine Rodgers at least a million.
    Bucs will get healthy and runoff a string of W’s. 14-3 will be good enough for #1 seed.

  42. View from 132 Says:

    Either way, long flights out west will be needed to get to the Super Bowl… LA or Arizona.

  43. Scooter Says:

    Brady was found innocent of deflating footballs. He was suspended 4 Games for refusing to hand over his personal cell phone to Emperor Goddell.