The Green Bay Packers wrapped up their second straight NFC North Division title with Sunday’s 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. The win also put the Packers in position to secure the top seed in the NFC, after the New Orleans Saints were upset by the Philadelphia Eagles . The Packers and Saints are tied for the top record in the conference at 10-3, but the Packers own the tiebreaker because of a week three win over the Saints in New Orleans.
Unlike last year, there’s no bye for the No. 2 seed this year, which is why the top seed in each conference is so important. Only the top team in each league gets the opening week of the playoffs off.
Aaron Rodgers passed for 290 yards and three touchdowns, giving him 39 for the season, with a quarterback rating of 119.7. Rodgers moved into fourth place in NFL history in games with three or more TD passes, with 73, passing former teammate Brett Favre. He also passed and rushed for a touchdown in the same game for the 26th time in his career. [Read more…]