Why They Won: Green Bay Packers defeat Detroit Lions at Lambeau … again

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Dec 28, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback

Aaron Rodgers

(12) reacts after officials ruled a 2-point conversion attempt by the Detroit Lions failed in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Here come the playoffs … and for the sixth straight season the Green Bay Packers secured a spot in the race.

But which spot that would be was still to be determined going into last Sunday’s game with the Detroit Lions.

It turned out to be just as big of a game as expected, with huge plays made on both sides, massive swings of emotion and some wonky outcomes in both teams’ favor.

Green Bay ultimately won 30-20, but how did they do it?

Glad you asked.

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