NFC North Roundup for NFL Week 17

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Green Bay Packers Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) stretches before the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Won: Packers 33, Chicago Bears 28

Aaron Rodgers didn’t even play an especially good game, but he kept the Packers in it, and then finished the clutch drive to send the Packers to the playoffs.

Same old, same old.

The Packers’ track to the playoffs was a non-standard one, and their entry to the tournament was more a result of the Packers failing less than the Bears and Lions. But that’s all behind them now. The leader of their offense is back, and they’re four wins away from another Super Bowl victory.

Of course, they may be hard pressed to find a single one of those victories. There are more issues on this team than just the injuries they’ve suffered from. Remember, they started the season 1-2 before the major injuries set in, and one of those losses was to the 49ers.

That’s a loss they’ll hope to avenge next week at home.