By Tim Kowols
It will take four more victories to bring home another Lombardi Trophy, but it took six straight to get the opportunity.
The Green Bay Packers capped off a masterful run Sunday night when it defeated the Detroit Lions 31-24 at Ford Field in the Motor City.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who said the Packers would run the table to make the playoffs, held his end of the bargain with 300 yards passing and four touchdowns. Receiver Davante Adams hauled in two TD grabs, but it was former practice squad member Geronimo Allison who put the Packers ahead for good in the fourth quarter with a sliding grab in the end zone.
The Lions were led by Matt Stafford’s 347-yard, two touchdown performance despite nursing an injury to his finger.
The Packers will face their playoff nemesis, the New York Giants, at Lambeau Field on January 8. The Lions were still able to make the playoffs despite the loss by virtue of the Redskins’ demise earlier in the day. They will travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks.