Black and Blue all over: Rodgers still sore

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
We've mostly left the Aaron Rodgers shoulder drama alone this week after the Green Bay quarterback made it through last Sunday's game against Atlanta -- and later said there was no doubt he would start Sunday at Seattle.

Still, it's worth noting that his condition is significant enough to prevent him from throwing during practice Wednesday or Thursday. According to Tom Pelissero of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Rodgers was sore enough after a rehabilitation session that the team's medical staff decided to delay a plan to have him throw Thursday.

It's possible Rodgers will throw Friday and/or Saturday during practice and his status is not in question for Sunday. But it's significant whenever a starting quarterback is too sore to throw during practice, and Rodgers is wrapping up his second week in that condition. The Packers' bye week is Oct. 26, and it probably couldn't come soon enough.

Continuing through the NFC North on this Friday morning: