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Packers End Regular Season In Detroit

The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers are tied atop the NFC North with 9-6 records and their matchup at Ford Field Sunday night will decide the division title.


The loser will need Washington to lose to the New York Giants earlier in the day to claim a wild-card berth.


Green Bay has all the momentum, carrying a five-game winning streak into the season finale.


Aaron Rodgers asserted the Packers could run the table when they were 4-6 and he's one big victory from backing up that claim.


Rodgers is the hottest quarterback in the NFL right now. He has thrown 14 touchdown passes without an interception in the past six games. He carved up the vaunted Minnesota defense for 347 passing yards and four touchdowns and added a rushing score in a 38-25 home victory last Sunday.


Rodgers' favorite target, wide receiver Jordy Nelson, has 38 receptions, 528 receiving yards and five touchdowns during the winning streak. Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, two to Nelson, in the Packers' 34-27 win over the Lions at Lambeau Field earlier this season.


The Lions are coming off two road losses, including a 42-21 thumping by the NFC's top team, Dallas, on Monday night. In a best-case scenario, Detroit can still gain a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs if they win and both Atlanta and Seattle lose this weekend.

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