Posted December 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
Getting a week off sounds great to the Green Bay Packers. It's looking even better now, too. The Packers moved up to the No. 2 seed in the NFC on Sunday with their 55-7 thrashing of the Tennessee Titans and Seattle's victory over San Francisco. Beat the Minnesota Vikings next weekend, and the Packers (11-4) can spend the first week of the playoffs parked on the couch. ''Everything happens for a reason. We have 11 wins because of what we've put into it and we're going to take whatever opportunity is in front of us,'' Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. ''We're going to play to win next week.'' The Vikings can consider themselves warned. Aaron Rodgers threw for three touchdowns and ran for another against the Titans, Ryan Grant scored twice and the Packers made Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker look like a tackling dummy with seven sacks. It was the most points scored by the Packers since they put up the same number against Tampa ...
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