Packers win NFC North for second straight year after beating Lions

Green Bay Packers (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) /

The Packers are officially NFC North champions.

Your Green Bay Packers are 2020 NFC North champions.

That sounds good, doesn’t it?

The Packers knew after the Minnesota Vikings were beaten by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier in the day that victory is all they needed to complete a successful defense of their NFC North title.

Matt LaFleur’s team took care of business at Ford Field with their fourth consecutive victory over the Detroit Lions.

We got to see MVP Aaron Rodgers again this week. The Packers’ superstar quarterback threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns and ran in a fourth. Once again, he didn’t get sacked although he did give fans a scare on the one quarterback hit he received in the game.

Rodgers was slow to get to his feet and held his hip. But by the time the Packers were back on the field, he appeared to have no limitations.

Davante Adams? It’s official. There’s nothing defensive backs can do to stop him. He put in a routine 100-yard performance with seven catches for 115 and a touchdown.

The victory gives the Packers a four-game lead in the NFC North. With only three games to go, the division title and a home playoff game is theirs. LaFleur and his team aren’t done yet, though, as they have their sights set on the NFC’s number one seed.

That position currently belongs to Green Bay after the New Orleans Saints were upset by the Philadelphia Eagles. Green Bay has the head-to-head tiebreaker over New Orleans and is a game ahead of the NFC West-leading Los Angeles Rams.

The Packers have three games remaining against the Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans, and Chicago Bears. The first two will be played at Lambeau Field.

It’s all any fan could’ve asked for at the start of September. The Packers are division champions, lead the NFC, and Aaron Rodgers is playing at his MVP-best.

Regardless of the seed they end up with, this team will be a tough opposition for anyone in the playoffs.