Packers lead NFC with four games remaining in regular season

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

The Packers lead the NFC with four weeks to go.

The Green Bay Packers took care of business against the Chicago Bears on Sunday night by a score of 45-30.

It was the highest-scoring game in the history of the rivalry. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns in the game with star wide receiver Davante Adams catching two of them while also racking up 121 total yards on ten total receptions. The win brought their record to 10-3 overall and 6-0 at Lambeau Field.

The Packers would need some help in the final weeks of the season to get the top seed as the Arizona Cardinals were sitting at the top of the NFC with a 10-2 record and needed to lose one of their final five games, seeing three of them facing top teams in the conference.

Green Bay wouldn’t need to wait long as the Los Angeles Rams went into Arizona and beat the Cardinals by a score of 30-23 on Monday Night Football. The Rams had come in on a high note having won their last game against Jacksonville 37-7.

This win was momentum-swinging for both Los Angeles and Arizona as they now each move in the playoff race positioning. Los Angeles now sits at the five-seed behind Green Bay, Tampa Bay, Dallas, and Arizona. While Arizona sees themselves slip down to the three-seed.

With four weeks remaining in the regular season, the Packers have the second-easiest strength of schedule remaining between the top three teams in the conference. If all holds up and Green Bay continues to win while also getting healthier along the way, the league better keep a close eye on them.

Things are looking pretty good heading into the home stretch of the regular season. They will need to keep the wins coming and the momentum rolling. As they say, it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish — and the Packers have a chance to finish strong once again.