Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 12/26/11

Hours after people finished opening their gifts and eating their Christmas dinners the Green Bay Packers took the field against the Chicago Bears.

By the time the game was done the Packers made sure that Packer fans had a couple more gift to end their Christmas, a win against the rival Bears and home-field advantage for the playoffs.

The Packers offense started the game looking like they have in weeks past as they drove done the field and scored with ease on the Bears.  But as the first half went on the Packers began to move the ball less and less.

Meanwhile the Bears were having no lack of trouble moving the ball, especially on the ground, they just struggled to score once they got into the redzone.

But as the game went on, the Packers continued to limit the Bears points but the Packers offense proceeded to score with ease.

Once again it was Aaron Rodgers who did the heavy lifting for the Packers offense as he threw for 283 yards and five, yes five, touchdowns, which by the way is the first time in his career he has done that.

Jordy Nelson has a great game as well as he had six catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns; his breakout year just gets better and better.

Also it may go unnoticed by some but big props to the offensive line today.  While Rodgers was pressured in the game he was never sacked and the Bears defense is not an easy one so a big thanks needs to go to the offense line for the Packers as they helped with this win just as much as anybody else.

The Packers defense performed well.  They once again gave up their yards but they also kept the Bears from scoring which is what really matters.  They had two interceptions as well.  The thing that is a little concerning though between these past two weeks is the lack of pressure the Packers are getting on opposing quarterbacks.  The Packers didn’t record a sack today and didn’t have much pressure to speak of.  That is something to look out for as the playoffs near.

With the win the Packers finally met their final regular season goal, which was to secure home-field advantage for the playoffs.  With this goal reached and their next week’s opponent already in the playoffs, next week’s game doesn’t really mean much, which makes this win all the more sweeter.  The Packers won on Christmas day against their rival.  Happy Holidays everyone.

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