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Pro Sports Daily:
Aaron Rodgers threw a career-high five touchdown passes and the
Green Bay Packers secured the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC with a 35-21
drubbing of the visiting Chicago Bears on Sunday night.Rodgers
threw two scoring passes apiece to James Jones and Jordy Nelson as the
Packers (14-1) bounced back from their lone defeat to earn a first-round
bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.Chicago
(7-8) was eliminated from the postseason after absorbing its fifth
consecutive defeat, enabling the Atlanta Falcons to clinch the final
playoff berth in the NFC.Rodgers also threw a scoring pass to
tight end Jermichael Finley and shattered the franchise record for
single-season passing yards set by Lynn Dickey in 1983.He has 14 multiple-touchdown games this season and 10 with at least three scoring passes for the reigning Super Bowl champions.Green
Bay improved to 7-0 at home by using a 21-point blitz to break the game
open after Chicago had pulled within 14-10 ...
BEST OF MAXIM
With Aaron Rodgers trying to help the Green Bay Packers secure a No. 1 playoff seed against a sputtering Chicago Bears team missing its two best offensive players, the NFL's most storied rivalry is looking pretty lopsided these days.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A humbling performance in Kansas City may have been exactly what the talented group of Green Bay Packers receivers needed.
One week after the Packers lost their undefeated season at the hands of the Chiefs -- in large part due to an unusually ineffective passing attack led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers -- they returned to form on Christmas night against the Chicago...
The Green Bay Packers defeated their NFC North Division Rivals, Chicago Bears, 35-21 and clinched the #1 seed in the NFC for the playoffs. Even without the team's top Wide Receiver Greg Jennings (knee), QB Aaron Rodgers had no problem torching the Bears secondary with five touchdowns.
There was some skepticism among Fantasy managers that Rodgers would not play the...
As if there was any doubt, we can now announce that the Green Bay Packers are back on track, propelled by another incredible effort from Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers, who looked like a touchdown throwing robot, threw for 283 yards on 21 completions and those included 5, yes 5 touchdowns.
The game itself actually stayed very close into the 3rd quarter. At one point, the Bears had cut...
Voters didn't have any choice but to make Aaron Rodgers the NFC starter given his record pace toward the all-time record for single-season passer rating.
Aaron Rodgers had the first five-touchdown game of his career, and the Green Bay Packers clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs with a 35-21 victory over the rival Chicago Bears on Sunday night.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With the Packers' 35-21 win over the Bears on Christmas night, Green Bay clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC and the road to the Super Bowl will now run through Lambeau Field.Handing out grades following the Packers win:Passing Offense: AAaron Rodgers and the Green Bay passing attack returned to form against the Bears following a rough week in Kansas City.Rodgers...
With the first five-touchdown game of his NFL career, Aaron Rodgers ensured that the Green Bay Packers' playoff road will go through Lambeau Field. He also made sure the rival Chicago Bears will be spending the playoffs at home.
Now that the Green Bay Packers have wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the NFC, Mike McCarthy is free to rest some of his starters in the regular-season finale.
And while McCarthy's natural inclination might be playing to win - especially with the NFC North rival Detroit Lions coming to Lambeau Field on New Year's Day - the coach acknowledged after the Packers' 35-21 victory...
If they're not on track for a Super meeting a week later, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will be seeing each other in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl.
Tier One: Elite
1. Packers (14-1) – Aaron Rodgers’ five touchdown performance against the Bears pretty much guarantees that he’ll be the MVP. But we already knew that.
2. Saints (12-3) – The Packers are the better team, but when the Saints and newly crowned yardage champion Drew Brees are playing in the dome, they are close to un-beatable.
3. 49ers (12-3) – I don’t think...