The Green Bay Packers need a win on Sunday night football against the Minnesota Vikings to claim the number one seed in the NFC. Green Bay demolished Minnesota by a final score of 37-10.
The Packers clinched the number one seed because the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Arizona Cardinals also. Green Bay for the second consecutive season is the number one seed in the NFC. The Green Bay Packers lost in the NFC Championship Game last season at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Green Bay feels destined to get back to the Super Bowl after losing in the NFC Championship Game in back-to-back seasons.
Green Bay has a lot of drama to overcome this season. Remember when back in Week 1 when they were crushed against the New Orleans Saints 38-3 and everyone thought that the Green Bay Packers were going to be in for a long season? Well, pepperidge farms remembers. Aaron Rodgers is probably going to win his second consecutive MVP award and fourth overall. He is one of the greatest quarterbacks of this generation.
They have done this because of an improved defense, a solid running game with Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon, and also having Davante Adams as Aaron Rodgers’s primary target at the wide receiver position.
Even though the NFC North was a joke this season and even though Green Bay faced a Kirk Cousins less Minnesota Vikings football team, who started Sean Mannion at the quarterback position because Kirk Cousins tested positive for COVID-19, the Green Bay Packers defense did the job.
This feels like their year to win it all. Who knows though because anything could happen in the NFL playoffs. It would be a major letdown for Green Bay and the Green Bay Packers fanbase if they don’t. The Packers always have high expectations year in and year out and are one of the best organizations in the NFL.
The Green Bay Packers (13-3) will be able to rest key starters next Sunday in their season finale on the road against the Detroit Lions (2-13-1).
The Minnesota Vikings (7-9) will host the Chicago Bears (6-10) next Sunday in the season finale.
-Glenn Kaplan, 12oz Sports Contributor, Live Monday’s at 3 p.m. ET & Thursday at 11 a.m. ET on 12oz Sports
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