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Packers Defeat Cowboys 26-21, Advance to NFC Championship Game

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wisc.) -- The Green Bay Packers are going to the NFC Championship Game.

On Sunday afternoon, the Packers took down the Dallas Cowboys 26-21 thanks to some late magic from quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Despite playing on an injured calf, Rodgers played inspired football. He completed 24 of 35 passes for 316 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

The play of the game arguably came late in the fourth quarter when it appeared that Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant caught a pass from Tony Romo at one-yard-line on fourth-and-2. After a review from the officials, the play was reversed.

"Well, I was happy it went the right way," Rodgers said of the reversal. "That's one of those plays that could go either way."

Packers running back Eddie Lacy had a big game on the ground as he rushed for 101 yards on 19 carries. Rookie wide receiver Davante Adams led the Packers with 117 yards and a touchdown on seven receptions.

The Packers will travel to Seattle next Sunday to face the Seahawks for the right to play in the Super Bowl.

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Rodgers Leaves Game, Returns to Lead Packers to Division Title

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- The Detroit Lions couldn't hold down Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers was carted to the locker room in the second quarter after tweaking his previously injured left calf, but returned in the second half to throw and run for a touchdown and lead the Green Bay Packers to a 30-20 win over the Lions Sunday, clinching the NFC North title.

The win also clinches the Packers (12-4) a first-round bye and the number-two seed in the NFC.

After missing the first series of the third quarter, Rodgers returned to lead the Packers on a 75-yard scoring drive that ended with him throwing a 13-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb.

Despite the loss, the Lions (11-5) are still playoff bound and will take on the Cowboys in Dallas next week.

Matthew Stafford completed only 20 of his 41 passes but threw for three touchdowns in the loss.

It's the Packers' fourth-straight NFC North championship.

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Packers Pace Buccaneers

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(TAMPA BAY) -- The Green Bay Packers took care of business Sunday with a 20-3 win over the Buccaneers.

Aaron Rodgers continued his magnificent season, picking apart the Bucs secondary, completing 31 of 40 passes for 318 yards and a touchdown.

Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson proved to be the reliable targets that Rodgers has trusted all seasons. Cobb caught 11 passes for 131 yards and Nelson 9 passes for 113 yards and the one Packers aerial touchdown.

Eddie Lacy provided balance for the Packers offense, rushing for 99 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries. 

The Packers' defense clamped down on Tampa Bay, as they held Bucs running back Doug Martin to 17 yards on the ground and kept Josh McCown in check. McCown threw for just 147 yards and tossed an interception.

The Packers host the Detroit Lions next week, with the winner earning the NFC North title.

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Bills Keep Packers Winless in Orchard Park

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.) -- Aaron Rodgers was intercepted twice in a game for the first time since Week 8, as the Green Bay Packers fell to 0-6 all-time at Orchard Park by losing to the Buffalo Bills 21-13 Sunday.

With the win, the Bills (8-6) remain one game out of a wild card spot in the AFC.

Trailing 19-13 with 1:58 left in the game, the Packers had one last chance to drive for the win, but Buffalo defensive end Mario Williams caused Rodgers to fumble in the end zone, forcing a safety and clinching a Bills victory.

Rodgers finished the game 17 of 42 for 185 yards with no touchdowns.

"It's a testament to what we do," defensive tackle Kyle Williams said. "We've played against great quarterbacks, so the only expectation that we had was to play well and win a football game."

Dan Carpenter kicked four field goals and Marcus Thigpen returned a 75-yard punt for a touchdown to complete the scoring for Buffalo.

The Packers (10-4) are now tied with the Detroit Lions for first in the NFC North.

Buffalo clinches its first eight-win season since 2004.

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Packers Edge Vikings, Take Over Sole Possession of 1st in North

Tom Lynn /Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Eddie Lacy compiled 138 yards of offense and two touchdowns to help the Green Bay Packers edge the Minnesota Vikings 24-21 Sunday.

The win, coupled with the Lions' loss to the Patriots, puts the Packers (8-3) in sole possession of first place in the NFC North.

Lacy ran for 125 yards on 25 carries in the win.

"He's agile for a guy his size," Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said of Lacy. "He's got a great spin move. He takes care of the football. He does all the things you want."

Rodgers didn't fair too poorly himself. The former league MVP completed 19 of 29 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns.

The Vikings (4-7) made a game of it late in the fourth quarter. With 3:23 left to play, Teddy Bridgewater threw a five-yard strike to Greg Jennings in the end zone to put Minnesota down by three, but Lacy ran the ball five straight times to kill the clock and secure the Packers a win.

Next up for the Packers is a visit by the New England Patriots (9-2) next weekend. Meanwhile, the Vikings will host the Carolina Panthers (3-7-1).

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Packers Sink Vikings 42-10

Tom Lynn /Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- Aaron Rodgers continued to give the Green Bay Packer fans another reason to relax.

Rodgers completed 12 of 17 passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Packers past the Minnesota Vikings 42-10 Thursday night.

After a four-and-out on their first drive of the game, the Packers scored on consecutive offensive possessions on two Rodgers' touchdown passes, the second being a 66-yard bomb to Jordy Nelson.

This game was good for anybody wearing green: Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushed for over 100 yards for the first time this season and two touchdowns in the win.

The Green Bay defense did its part, turning the Vikings over three times, one of them being a 49-yard pick-six to linebacker Julius Peppers.

After the Packers lost two out of their first three games of the season, the Green Bay fans were getting restless. That prompted Rodgers to tell the Packer fans to "relax" during his weekly radio show on ESPN Milwaukee. Since then, the Packers have blown out both the Chicago Bears and now the Vikings.

Christian Ponder, who started in place of the injured Teddy Bridgewater, completed 22 of 44 passes for 144 yards and two interceptions, while rushing for one touchdown.

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Lacy Cleared to Play Against Jets Sunday

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy has been cleared to play in Sunday's game versus the New York Jets.

Lacy suffered a concussion during the Packers' loss last week to the Seattle Seahawks.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy declared Thursday that Lacy passed the NFL's concussion protocols.

Lacy, who was a full participant in practice Thursday, has now endured two concussions within a calendar year. Because of this, Lacy acknowledges that he needs to tweak his running style.

“I can only be myself. I was drafted here because of the way I run,” Lacy said. “It’s just trying to alter it, make sure I’m still physical, but keep the concussions out of it somehow. But I’m definitely still going to run the way I run.”

Lacy will switch back to the helmet he wore last season after wearing the new Riddell "SpeedFlex" helmet last week, which was created to help prevent concussions.

The Packers selected Lacy with the 61st overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. He started 15 games last season, rushing for 1,178 yards, 11 touchdowns, and also caught 35 passes.

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Manning Wins Record Fifth MVP Award

Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player on Saturday, receiving 49 of 50 votes. It is the fifth MVP award for Manning, the most ever by any NFL player.

The Denver quarterback set new records for passing yards and touchdowns thrown in a single season while leading his squad into Super Bowl XVIII. Manning threw for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns while leading an offense that has scored more points, 606, than any other team in league history.

Manning is the third Bronco to win the award, joining former running back Terrell Davis and quarterback John Elway. A 16-year veteran, Manning is the oldest to ever to earn the MVP and now has two more awards than any other player.

The Bronco was also voted the AP Offensive Player of the Year, garnering 33 of 50 votes from the national panel of media members.

Other awards handed out on Saturday included Carolina's Luke Keuchly being named Defensive Player of the Year and Panthers head coach Ron Rivera earned the AP's Coach of the Year award. Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy was the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year while New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson was named the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.

San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers was the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year. Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman received the Walter Payton Man of the Year award for his work with his Cornerstone Foundation.

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Packers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive, Defeat Falcons 22-21

Elsa/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wisc.) -- Don't tell the Packers they're out of the playoff hunt. After trailing in the first half, Green Bay rallied to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 22-21 on Sunday.

With the win, the Packers still remain in the mix for the NFC North as they improved to 6-6 despite not having quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the field again.

In his place, Matt Flynn played arguably his best game of the season as he completed 24 of 32 passes for 258 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Running back Eddie Lacy had 90 total yards of offense with a rushing touchdown as well.

"Good to win, it's been a while," Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said. "Forgot what it felt like."

"But I'll say this -- I really like the football team, particularly at halftime, coming in, getting booed at home, and just the energy in the locker room. They never blinked, they stayed the course," McCarthy added.

The loss continued the Falcons nightmare season as they fell to 3-10 on the season. They won 13 games last year, and were the number one seed in the NFC.

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Lions Dominate the Packers, 40-10 on Thanksgiving Day

Leon Halip/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- The Detroit Lions showed the Green Bay Packers and the rest of America just how well they can play after their 40-10 win over their NFC North rival.

The Lions turned the ball over four times, but you'd never know by the score as the Lions offense was too much for the Packers and backup quarterback Matt Flynn.

Even though he lost a fumble and threw two interceptions, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did throw for 330 yards with three touchdowns on the day.

Reggie Bush 117 yards rushing to go with 65 yards receiving along with a touchdown while wide receiver Calvin Johnson caught six passes for 101 yards and a touchdown.

The Lions gained 561 yards of total offense while the Packers managed just 126 yards of total offense.

Flynn was ineffective for the Packers on Thursday. He threw for just 139 yards and an interception. Running back Eddie Lacy had just 16 rushing yards on 10 carries.

With the win, Detroit improves to 7-5 and are in first place in the division.

Detroit had lost their previous nine games on Thanksgiving.

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