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

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2. Packers have their best chance to win Super Bowl in a decade

Like last year, the Packers enter the playoffs just two games away from the Super Bowl. Also like in 2019, they have earned a first-round bye.

But this time they get to stay at home. There will be no trip to Levi’s Stadium in the NFC title game. The Packers will play at Lambeau Field in two weeks against the lowest seed remaining in the conference. Win that, and they’ll host the NFC Championship Game.

It’s the first time the Packers have owned the top seed in the NFC since 2011 when they finished the regular season 15-1. They didn’t take advantage then with an upset loss to the New York Giants in the divisional round, but they finally get another opportunity for the playoffs to run through Lambeau Field.

And it’s fair to say this is the team’s best chance to win the Super Bowl in a decade.

Aaron Rodgers has put together an all-time season. The team has only failed to score 30 or more points in four games. Davante Adams tied a franchise record with 18 touchdowns in the regular season. Green Bay has won six in a row and is now the only playoff team in the conference to get a week off. After that, the postseason runs through Lambeau Field.

Two more victories at Lambeau will see the Packers representing the NFC in the Super Bowl.