And just like that, it’s the last game of the year! Week 17 was a Sunday Night showdown between the Packers and the Lions. This was for all the marbles for the Pack – with a win here, they would win the NFC North, get a shot in the postseason, and effectively “run the table” on the regular season. So, needless to say, I was nervous.

However, despite a couple of setbacks, this team pulled it out! The offense got the job done. The run game was alive and well in this game. Aaron Ripkowski, Ty Montgomery, Christine Michael, and QB1 himself Aaron Rodgers all had carries today. Rodgers threw for 300 yards and 4 TDs, including this ridiculous one to Geronimo Allison. Dude scrambled for like nine seconds, made a PERFECT pass, and G-Mo was able to catch it somehow.

(The clip of the pass is another one of my favorite calls from this season. Al Michaels just sounds completely dumbfounded. “I mean… you just can’t stop him when he does that!”)

The defense remained kind of a hot mess, but they did contribute to this successful game. Our corners got largely smoked by the likes of Golden Tate and the rest of the Lions’ receiving corps. It was hard for our D-line to contain Detroit running back Zach Zenner, as well. Clay Matthews almost had an amazing interception, but it slipped out of his hands.

That was actually physically painful to watch, honestly. Also painful to watch were the injuries in this game. We were quite literally running out of corners, as Quinten Rollins was taken to the hospital with a neck injury. However, Micah Hyde swooped in at the end of the game to help seal the Packers 31-24 win with an interception.

And that’s the exact minute I went insane. After a Hail Mary from Detroit QB Matt Stafford and a recovered onside kick by Richard Rodgers, the Packers clinched the division title, which had seemed impossible seven weeks ago. So now, have an assortment of excited player tweets, because those were probably my favorite part of winning this game.

So on we go to the Wild Card round, where the Packers will face off against the New York Giants. The regular season table might have been run, but the postseason table has just been set.

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