The chances of making the playoffs for the Green Bay Packers were not very good going into Sunday’s game, the likely reality became official when they lost to the Chicago Bears 24-17 and then saw it become official when the Vikings knocked off the Miami Dolphins in Minnesota.
The Bears captured the NFC North title for the first time since 2010 while the Packers missed out on the playoffs for the second straight season. It’s the first time the Packers have gone back-to-back seasons without a spot in the playoffs in 18 years.
Aaron Rodgers NFL-record streak of 402 straight pass attempts without an interception came to an end in the fourth quarter when Bears safety Eddie Jackson picked off a deflected pass in the end zone.
Last year, the Packers season went south when Brett Hundley started nine games for an injured Rodgers. But this year, Rodgers has started all fourteen games so far. [Read more…]