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Packers Clinch NFC North!

Posted on December 17, 2012 in Professional Sports News, Sports News - Yooper & Michigan.

Aaron Rodgers threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns, all to James Jones, as the Packers beat the Bears 21-13 to clinch the NFC North Division title on Sunday.

Randall Cobb had six catches for 115 yards, while Jones ended with five grabs for 60 yards for Green Bay, which has won three straight and eight of its last nine to improve to 10-and-4 on the year.

Jay Cutler finished 12-of-21 for 135 yards with a TD and an interception for the Bears, who have lost three in-a-row and five-of-six but are still in the thick of the NFC Wild Card race at 8-and-6. Matt Forte had 20 carries for 69 yards and five catches for a team-high 64 yards in defeat.

The Detroit Lions were drilled by the Arizona Cardinals 38-to-10 in Phoenix.

Beanie Wells had three rushing touchdowns and the defense had two interception returns for scores for the Cardinals, which broke a nine game losing streak.

Quarterback Ryan Lindley finished 14-of-21 for 104 yards and an interception for the Cards.

Matthew Stafford was 24-of-50 for 246 yards and three picks for Detroit, which fell to 4-and-10 with its sixth straight loss.

Calvin Johnson had 10 catches for 121 yards and is now 302 yards shy of Jerry Rice’s NFL single-season receiving record of 1,848 yards with two games to play.

The Lions play next on Saturday, hosting the Atlanta Falcons.

Minnesota Vikings 36, St. Louis Rams 22


By:  Mike Plourde   for Great Lakes Radio sports


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