Packers clinch No. 1 seed after impressive fourth quarter to beat Bears

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

The Packers are the NFC’s number one seed.

The playoffs will run through Lambeau Field. The Green Bay Packers got hot in the fourth quarter to defeat the Chicago Bears and clinch the number one seed in the NFC.

With the new playoff rules meaning a seventh team makes the postseason, only one team from each conference gets a week off. In the NFC, it belongs to the Packers.

Not only have the Packers wrapped up home-field advantage, but Aaron Rodgers took a giant step towards winning his third MVP award.

And Davante Adams has done more than enough to be a strong contender for Offensive Player of the Year, as well as Matt LaFleur for Coach of the Year.

Rodgers threw for 240 yards and four touchdowns, taking his passing touchdowns total to a career-best 48. He also finishes with only five interceptions.

Adams set a new franchise record for receptions in a single season, finishing the year with 115. He also tied the franchise record for receiving touchdowns in a season, catching his 18th against the Bears.

Green Bay entered the fourth quarter with a lead of only five. But the momentum swung when a 15-play Chicago drive ended with a turnover on downs. Aaron Jones then put the game away with a touchdown, before Adrian Amos intercepted Mitch Trubisky then Adams put the icing on the cake with another touchdown catch.

The Packers are two wins away from the Super Bowl. Both would be at Lambeau Field.

Just as important is the fact Green Bay gets a much-needed week off. A chance to get healthy. They will now await the lowest remaining seed at Lambeau in the divisional round.

Maybe it’ll be a rematch with the Bears. They are the NFC’s seventh seed and will earn a rematch should they win in the wild-card round.