The Green Bay Packers clinched a playoff spot for the eighth straight season on Sunday with a Washington Redskins loss.
The Detroit Lions also clinched a playoff spot with the Redskins’ defeat, but there was plenty left on the line; a division title, and a home playoff game for next week’s wildcard round.
Aaron Rodgers did what he does best; being Aaron Rodgers. His 300 yard, four touchdown onslaught of the Lions’ defense led to a 31-24 Packers victory. Green Bay has now claimed the NFC North for the fifth time in the past six years. The Packers sixth straight win really had fans revved up for the postseason.
— Justin James (@CoachJames_3) January 2, 2017
— Brocktologist (@Brocktologist_) January 2, 2017
The table has only gotten longer #keeprunningthetable
— Tommy Miller (@10MMY_MILLER) January 2, 2017
— Arrick Upton (@ArrickUpton) January 2, 2017
— Chandler (@LocalBlackMan22) January 2, 2017
— Manny Terrones (@badfish68) January 2, 2017
— courtney alllllred. (@courtneyallredx) January 2, 2017
NFC North Champs. Home game in playoffs. Aaron Rodgers is our QB. I like our odds.
— Cambron Rockwood (@CamRockwood28) January 2, 2017
I can't honestly believe the Lions, Vikings, or their fans actually thought they had a chance at a division title over the Green Bay Packers
— Jordan Greenland (@80Driver4life) January 2, 2017
That's how you start the new year, you run the table, congrats to green bay Packers for being NFC north champions?
— Eric Kamanga (@eric_kamanga) January 2, 2017
— Shadeed A. Kelly (@shadeedkelly) January 2, 2017
— Rob Peterson (@ShotDrJr) January 2, 2017
The Packers (10-6) get the #4 seed and will host the New York Giants next Sunday, January 8th, at 3:40 pm central time on FOX.