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#Mike Mccarthy, the head coach of the #Green Bay Packers, may have seen his team's season flash before his eyes on Sunday. #Aaron Rodgers suffered a collarbone injury [VIDEO] and missing the balance of the season is certainly not out of the question for the former Super Bowl-winning quarterback. McCarthy has spoken on the matter and he called the collarbone injury "a significant injury" that "will require surgery." As for the timetable of recovery, nothing short term is on the table, a report by NFL.com relayed that information from McCarthy. "He'll be out a minimum of a significant amount of time. Potentially, his season can be over."

Green Bay may be 4-2, but season seems bleak

The Green Bay Packers finished Week 6 with a 4-2 record.

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They fell to the Minnesota Vikings, divisional rivals that are now the top team in the NFC North. Both Minnesota and Green Bay have the same record but it is the Vikings that sit in first place due to the head-to-head tiebreaker.

The Green Bay Packers used to be the clear favorites to win the NFC North. With a 4-2 record, one would think that they would need a winning record for the balance of the season to have a fair chance at the divisional title. However, the news of Aaron Rodgers' collarbone injury has disturbed the NFC North ante-post market. For instance, popular sportsbook bet365 now has the Vikings as the favorites at odds of -110. The Packers have drifted to +180, while the Detroit Lions, at 3-3, are on the radar at +375. The Chicago Bears, at 2-4 on the season, are the only divisional team that's not really in the mix at this point.

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They are out at +3300 with bet365 to win the division.

New Orleans will be tough for the Packers

The Packers will play at Lambeau Field next week as they host the New Orleans Saints. The Saints are a team that started the season off poorly with two losses, however, since that time they have rattled off three straight wins. They are currently the second-placed team in the NFC South and they are +29 on net points. That statistic currently holds up for third best in the entire NFC.

Playing at home, Green Bay almost surely would have entered the game against New Orleans as betting favorites with a healthy Aaron Rodgers. But with Brett Hundley expected to start as the quarterback, the Packers are pretty big underdogs in the game priced at +210 with bet365. Hundley, at the age of 24, has very little experience to draw upon. Thus far in his career, he has appeared in just six regular-season games and he has a total of just 21 career completions. On Sunday, after replacing Rodgers [VIDEO], Hundley threw three interceptions. That's a very ominous start as the Packers look forward with uncertainty.