Packers “Run The Table” and win the NFC North



Detroit, MI ~  It is finally safe to say that Aaron Rodgers was right as the Green Bay Packers ran the table securing an NFC North Championship.

When the Packers wee 4-6 Rodgers stated to the media, “I feel like we an run the table, I really do.”

And that’s exactly what they did, winning six straight into the postseason and ultimately a division title clinching win against the Detroit Lions.

The Packers already secured a playoff spot an hour before kickoff because the Washington Redskins lost to the New York Giants 19-10. The win over the Lions gave them the division as Green Bay finished 10-6 and the Lions finished 9-7.

The Packers, fourth-seeded in the NFC, will play the fifth-seeded Giants at 3:40 on Sunday in Green Bay. Detroit, now sixth-seeded have to go on the road and play the Seattle Seahawks in a wildcard game.

The Packers now have made the playoffs in 8 consecutive years, a team record.

The started with a scoreless first quarters. Both quarterbacks got off to bad starts as Aaron Rodgers completed just on of his first six passes as Matthew Stafford completed just 5 out of his first 13.

Green Bay caught a few early beaks when on the Lions second drive, Detroit receiver Golden Tate burned  Packers cornerback  Demarious 37 yards downfield but Stafford’s pass was overthrown. Then on their next drive Detroit kicker Matt Prater missed a 39-yard field goal.

With Rodgers getting hot the Packers drove down the field and took a 7-0 lead after Aaron Ripkowski dived into the end-zone on a 7-yard run. The drive was all set up when Jared Cook broke a tackle on a 24-yard pass and the Richard Rodgers caught a 14-yard pass.

But Detroit came right back and scored a touchdown when Zach Zenner burst through the goal-line to tie it up at 7 with 5 minutes left in the second quarter.

On the Lions next possession Dom Capers called a zone blitz in which Matthew Stafford threw a pass right to Clay Matthews chest but Matthews dropped it. The drive led to a touchdown and a 14-7 lead.

Green Bay answered with a field goal s time expired to cut Detroit’s lead to 14-10.

The Packers started of the second half with a pass attack as Rodgers found Nelson three times for 42 yards in their 10 play drive. The Pack finished with a Davante Adams to give the Packers the lead.

Green Bay added on to their lead when a 10-play 81 yard drive was capped off with an incredible catch by Geronimo Allison.

The Lions kicked a filed goal o make the score 17-23 Green Bay.

But the Packers turned around and drove 75 yards for another Davante Adams touchdown.

Detroit completed a Hail Mary but it wasn’t enough to bring down the Pack.


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