3 takeaways from Packers’ No. 1 seed-clinching win vs. Bears

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1. Aaron Rodgers is the MVP

There’s no doubt about it, right?

Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes were the frontrunners for the MVP award throughout December. Rodgers’ impressive Week 16 performance looked to have put him in pole position, and he only strengthened his grip on the MVP award on Sunday.

Mahomes was rested with the Kansas City Chiefs already wrapping up the AFC’s top seed, while Rodgers threw four more touchdown passes to take his season total to 48, along with a passer rating of 147.9 against the Bears.

Rodgers has 48 touchdowns to Mahomes’ 38, along with five interceptions to Mahomes’ six.

Rodgers not only set a new career-best in touchdown passes but also broke his own franchise record. He threw 45 touchdowns in his 2011 MVP season and 38 in his ’14 MVP campaign. With 48 this year, surely it’ll be a third MVP award for No. 12.

Rodgers has been on fire all year. It’s possibly the best season of his entire career, which is incredible a 37 years old.

Derrick Henry deserves to be in the conversation after finishing the season with 2,027 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns.

But with Rodgers’ 48 passing touchdowns and five interceptions this year, the MVP is surely his for a third time. And who knows, maybe he’ll yet add another Super Bowl MVP.