We usually focus our NFL recaps around the weekly games that occur on Sunday. With the holiday schedule, only one game went down yesterday, featuring a Midwest rivalry game between the Packers and Bears. No surprises here as Aaron Rodgers is still Aaron Rodgers. The Packers QB went 21 for 29 and threw for 283 yards as the Pack continued to roll over opponents in what’s become their usual, dominate fashion. The Sunday night’s final outcome wound up being a 35-21 W for Green Bay as the Packers simultaneously clinched the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage through the playoffs with a win and dashed the Bears playoff hopes by eliminating them from the playoffs.
The two biggest notes from last night’s game.
1. While his team certainly clinched, Rodgers just may have locked up the season’s MVP award by having the first five-touchdown game of his career. It’s still a three-man race between him, Brees and Brady, but Rodgers dismantling of defenses all season coupled with his team’s record gives him a decided edge in my opinion.
2. There’s a sad sap in Green Bay who watched the game (or maybe not) and saw his former lover smearing his name in the mud on TV and now the ‘net.
H/T: The Big Lead