GREEN BAY–In a courageous performance that instantly becomes part of Packers legend, Aaron Rodgers returned to action in the second half after being carted to the locker room before halftime, and led the Packers to their biggest win of the season. Their 30-20 win over the Lions at Lambeau Field on Sunday allowed the Packers to claim their fourth consecutive NFC North title and a first-round bye in the playoffs.
Following a Detroit fumble the Packers recovered at the Lions 42-yard line, Rodgers converted a key third-and-4 play with a pass to tight end Richard Rodgers. A quick pass to Jordy Nelson gained to the Lions 10, and the Packers were on the doorstep of a two-touchdown lead. A facemask penalty against the Lions moved the ball to the 4, first down.
Eddie Lacy carried to the 1, and then Rodgers scored on a sneak with 8:45 to play. Lacy rushed for 100 yards.
Rodgers completed 17 of 22 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns. The drama he provided will likely go a long way toward giving Rodgers his second league MVP.
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