It was six-plus weeks ago that Aaron Rodgers told reporters around his locker that he thought the Green Bay Packers could run the table and win their final six games.
Sunday night, that forecast became reality as the Packers knocked off the Detroit Lions 31-24 at Ford Field, winning six straight games and winning the NFC North Division title.
The Packers made the playoffs for the eighth straight season and will host the New York Giants on Sunday (3:40 p.m.) in a NFC Wildcard playoff game at Lambeau Field. It was the Packers’ fifth division title in the last six years. The Lions, who haven’t won a division crown since 1993, made the playoffs as a wildcard team. They will take a three-game losing streak to Seattle to face the Seahawks on Saturday night. [Read more…]