Stephen A.: 'This season is officially over for the Green Bay Packers' (1:30)

According to Stephen A. Smith, the Packers' failures this season are mostly due to Rodgers. The first part of the story is over.

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It was never going to keep Rodgers from playing despite his thumb injury.

It wasn't until Wednesday that he admitted that it was broken.

Rodgers said that it doesn't make a difference when he plays. It doesn't change anything. You could see the tape on my hand. It didn't change anything.

Rodgers has been dealing with the injury since he was sacked by the Giants. Rodgers tried to throw a ball, but his arm was hit and he lost the ball. Rodgers flexed his right hand immediately after the play.

On October 26th, Rodgers was asked if his thumb was broken. At the time, he said his thumb was hurt.

Rodgers said he had played with broken fingers before, even though Pat asked if the thumb was broken.

Rodgers said that he has had worse injuries. The days off helped. This week, I feel better.

After an extended break following the Packers' loss to theTitans, Rodgers returned to practice on Wednesday. He missed throws at critical times in the second half that he described as passes he'd complete 99 times out of 100. He said the thumb injury had nothing to do with the misses.

One in 100 doesn't come off the right way.

Rodgers said that he thinks it's the truth because he doesn't want to sound like he's using the thumb as an excuse. I put the ball where I wanted to because of my thumb injury.

Rodgers had perfect accuracy in a victory over the Cowboys. Since the injury, Rodgers' accuracy numbers have fallen. In the next six, the Packers only won one, and his completion rate dropped to 62% with 11 touchdown and four pick ups.

Rodgers has had other injuries that have affected his ability to throw more.

Rodgers said that it was difficult to plant his leg when he injured his knee. I broke my index finger in college and it was more important than the other one. When I was at practice, Coach Tedford told me that if I missed another day of practice, I'd be the backup again. There was nothing to choose from.

Rodgers said that he wouldn't need surgery after the season unless something else happens.

Rodgers said that his injury probably wasn't as bad as that ofscott.

After five days off, the Packers returned to the practice field on Wednesday to get ready for the Eagles.

Matt LaFleur hopes it helped his thumb. The Packers have a chance to make the playoffs even though they are 4-7. When the Packers were 3-6 and headed to Philadelphia, Rodgers said they could run the table.

Six years ago the Eagles were 5-5. The one is 9-1

Rodgers said he was confident that they would play well. I don't believe this is the final stand.