Even in a Tumultuous Season, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers Are the No. 1 Seed in the NFC

Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers acknowledges the crowd after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 37-10. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

The road to the Super Bowl in the NFC will go, again, through frozen Lambeau Field.

That is perhaps improbable this time, given all the drama that has surrounded quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. But Rodgers moved a step closer to his second straight league MVP award and the Packers secured the conference’s No. 1 playoff seed as they beat the Minnesota Vikings, 37-10, with ease on a frigid Sunday night in Green Bay, Wis.

The Packers won their fifth straight game and improved to 13-3. They took full advantage of the opportunity to clinch the NFC’s top seed that was afforded to them when the Dallas Cowboys lost earlier Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals.

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SOURCE: The Washington Post, Mark Maske