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NFL – Packers Lose – Finish In Second Place In NFC North

Posted on January 4, 2016 in Professional Sports News.

The Minnesota Vikings won the NFC North by holding on for a 20 to 13 win over the Green Bay Packers.

Adrien Peterson ran for a touchdown and Captain Munnerlyn returned a touchdown for another score for Minnesota.

Aaron Rodgers was 28 of 44 for 291 yards and a touchdown.

James Jones caught 4 passes for 102 yards and Richard Rodgers caught 7 passes for 59 yards and Green Bay’s only touchdown.
Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes to lead the Lions to a 24-20 win over the Bears in the season finale at Soldier Field.

Stafford connected with Eric Ebron for a one-yard TD midway through the fourth quarter that broke a 17-all tie.

Calvin Johnson had 10 catches for 137 yards and a score for Detroit, who won six of their final eight games to finish third in the NFC North at 7-and-9.

Jay Cutler was 17-of-23 for 245 yards, two TD’s and three interceptions for the 6-and-10 Bears, who are last in the division for the second straight year.

Matt Forte ran for 74 yards on 17 carries while adding a 23-yard TD catch in the setback.

NFL Scoreboard:
Buffalo Bills 22, New York Jets 17
Miami Dolphins 20, New England Patriots 10
New Orleans Saints 20, Atlanta Falcons 17
Cicinnati Bengals 24, Baltimore Ravens 16
Pittsburgh Steelers 28, Cleveland Browns 12
Houston Texans 30, Jacksonville Jaguars 6
Indianapolis Colts 30, Tennessee Titans 24
Washington Redskins 34, Dallas Cowboys 23
Philadelphia Eagles 35, New York Giants 30
Detroit Lions 24, Chicago Bears 20
Carolina Panthers 38, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10
Kansas City Chiefs 23, Oakland Raiders 17
Denver Broncos 27, San Diego Chargers 20
Seattle Seahawks 26, Arizona Cardinals 6
San Francisco 49ers 19, St. Louis Rams 16 (OT)
Minnesota Vikings 20, Green Bay Packers 13

By:  Mike Plourde     –     for Great Lakes Radio Sports

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