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The projected high for Sunday in Green Bay is -5 degrees.

In other words, Green Bay and San Francisco are going to be playing in Ice Bowl-esque temperatures. Per AccuWeather.com, temperatures are expected to hover near -7 degrees at 5PM CT, with the wind chill plunging to near -30 degrees. It's weather so unbelievably cold that it's unlikely to provide much of an advantage for the Pack. Both teams are going to suffer. Sunday is going to be about survival on the Frozen Tundra.

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Aaron Rodgers is not listed on this week's injury report.

Rodgers emerged from his Week 17 return unscathed. He'll be ready to rock against the Niners on Sunday in a game that could feature sub-zero temperatures on the frozen tundra. In four career games when temps were under 21 degrees, Rodgers has posted a 95.2 passer rating while averaging 255.2 passing yards and tossing six touchdowns against three interceptions.

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Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is listed as probable for Week 17.

Rodgers practiced fully Friday and will start at Soldier Field.

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Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has been named the Packers' Week 17 starter.

"Any football player that plays Sunday will have risk," coach Mike McCarthy said in making the announcement. "We've done our due diligence. We feel it's time for Aaron to play." The Packers have been remarkably patient with Rodgers' health, but with everything on the line in Sunday's NFC North championship game against the Bears, decided it was finally time to roll the dice. Rodgers will undoubtedly have some rust to knock off, but is an elite QB1 whenever he takes the field. The game will have shootout potential at Soldier Field. Rodgers' return thrusts Jordy Nelson back into the WR1 ranks. James Jones will be a boom-or-bust WR2, with Jarrett Boykin a high-upside WR3. Of course, that calculus will change if Randall Cobb (leg) joins Rodgers in returning.

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Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) was operating as the first-team quarterback in the portion of Packers practice open to the media on Thursday.

It's the first time Rodgers has been ahead of Matt Flynn since returning to Packers practice several weeks ago. It's still not a guarantee he'll be under center for Sunday's winner-take-all tilt with the Bears, but is an excellent sign for his Week 17 prospects. We should get official word within the next hour or two.

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Aaron Rodgers admitted that his collarbone has healed slower than expected.

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Speaking on his radio show Tuesday, Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) said a decision will be made Thursday on whether he will start the Week 17 game against the Bears.

"We have done a scan [within the last 24 hours] and we are going through the process of evaluation," Rodgers said. "It will be definitive one way or another on Thursday. I've been feeling better every week. Last week felt great at practice. Comes down to is the bone healed or is there a large risk that's too great that the organization wouldn't want to put me out there? If you want to be mad at anybody be mad that my collarbone hasn't healed the way we've wanted it to." Rodgers didn't express much optimism, but this could go either way. As of now, we'd expect Matt Flynn to get the start. We'll have an answer on Thursday.

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy plans to make a decision on Aaron Rodgers' (clavicle) Week 17 playing status "sooner rather than later."

McCarthy confirmed "Aaron wants to play," but the Packers' organization has not yet felt comfortable clearing him for football action. McCarthy plans to huddle with Rodgers and GM Ted Thompson early this week to make a decision. The NFC North is on the line as the Packers play the Bears in Week 17.

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Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is inactive for Week 16 versus Pittsburgh.

Rodgers didn't improve much, if at all, this week. Matt Flynn will make another start, this time in the snow. Also inactive for the Packers are LB Nate Palmer, OL Lane Taylor, OL J.C. Tretter, and DL Jerel Worthy.

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ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) remains at "extraordinary risk" of further injury should he play in a football game.

Per Mort, there was "no real" organizational decision regarding ruling Rodgers out for Week 16, as coach Mike McCarthy claimed, because Rodgers is simply not healthy enough to play football at this point in time. It sheds doubt on whether Rodgers has a chance to play in Week 17 should Green Bay defeat Pittsburgh, and perhaps even makes Rodgers' would-be playoffs availability murky. Matt Flynn remains the Packers' starting quarterback indefinitely.