National Football League

                      === Rodgers to sit again Sunday ===
 Green  Bay,  WI (  -  Green  Bay Packers  quarterback  Aaron
 Rodgers  will  again be a  spectator this Sunday  as he continues his recovery
 from a fractured collarbone.
 Rodgers  practiced for this week's big matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, but
 Packers  coach Mike  McCarthy said the decision  was made to keep the 2011 NFL
 MVP sidelined for another week after discussions with medical personnel.
 "It's  been a difficult morning, going through the conversation with Aaron and
 Dr.  McKenzie,"  said McCarthy on  Friday. "He feels  like he's ready to play.
 He's  had  a good  week of  preparation. He  did very  little today. He's very
 disappointed, but speaking with Dr. McKenzie, this is the right decision."
 Matt  Flynn  will again  get the call  for the Packers,  who sit one-half game
 behind Detroit and Chicago for the lead in the NFC North.
 Rodgers  has been  sidelined since the opening drive of Green Bay's clash with
 Chicago on Nov. 4. The Packers were 0-4-1, including the Week 9 setback to the
 Bears, until finally coming up with a 22-21 win over Atlanta last Sunday.
 "This  is  clearly a  decision best  made in the  interests of Aaron Rodgers,"
 McCarthy  added Friday.  "Listening to  all  the conversation,  the facts  and
 evaluation,  it's in our best interests as a football team and an organization
 for Aaron not to play this weekend."
 The  Packers, following  this Sunday's contest, will host Pittsburgh and visit
 Chicago to close the 2013 season.
 12/13 14:13:16 ET

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