It was a win the Packers needed for many reasons, and they got it. Now at 7-3 with a 2-0 record in the division, Green Bay -- with four more games remaining against the NFC North -- controls its own playoff future throughout the rest of the season. It also sends Detroit (4-6) into a nearly impossible situation of making the postseason, therefore turning it into a three-team race for the division title.
Five things we learned from the Packers' 24-20 win over the Lions:
1. Aaron Rodgers leads a rare fourth-quarter comeback
Rodgers hates the fourth-quarter comeback statistic. His main point of contention, and it's an apt one to make, is that if a team is winning entering the fourth quarter -- as the Packers so often have been in recent seasons -- then it's impossible for a quarterback to look good in this category. Rodgers had only four of them in his career entering Sunday's game, two fewer than Mr. Fourth Quarter Comeback, Tim Tebow -- a quarterback with only 14 career starts who ...