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Aaron Rodgers expressed his thanks and gratitude towards Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker following his match-winning display against the Detroit Lions.

Tucker kicked a 61-yard game winning field goal, meaning Rodgers' Green Bay Packers can qualify for the playoffs if they win their two remaining regular-season games.

"I'd like to thank Justin Tucker off the top here for his performance last night," Rodgers said.

"Unbelievable. That 61-yarder was amazing. I didn't quite get the three previous plays, but wow." 

The Quarterback remained coy on whether he was to make a comeback from his collarbone injury this weekend.

Despite not being ready, he does seem to be inching closer as he's been seen taking snaps with first-team players, suggesting he's hanging around the camp for team spirit purposes, with the return inevitable.

Rodgers is seemingly eager to return, but at the same time understands it has to be at the right time, to reduce the chances of injury reoccurring.

"I don't think it really influences my thought process any more than playing last week and wanting to be out there last week did," he added.

"I felt good in practice, and a decision was made about my status that was made collectively but more on an organizational level, which I understood.

"(It) doesn't mean I was happy about it, but I understood."

The Packers face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and then the Chicago Bears in Week 17, and Rodgers will be hoping he can contribute, and make his comeback a successful one as they chase the postseason.

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