Packers win NFC North, clinch No. 2 seed and first-round bye

With their win Sunday, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers won the NFC North for the fourth consecutive year and earned the No. 2 seed in the postseason. 

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — When the NFL playoffs begin next weekend, the Green Bay Packers will be watching from home as they enjoy a first-round bye.

With the Packers’ win Sunday over the Detroit Lions, Green Bay won the NFC North for the fourth consecutive year and earned the No. 2 seed in the postseason.

Seattle’s win over St. Louis gives the Seahawks the NFC’s No. 1 seed.

In the divisional round, the Packers will host the NFC team with the best remaining seed. That game will take place at Lambeau Field on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 12:05 p.m. CT. If Dallas beats the Lions in the wild-card round, it will be the Cowboys that travel to Green Bay. If Detroit goes into Dallas and wins, Green Bay will face either the Panthers or Cardinals.

If the highest-seeded teams win every game in the playoffs, the Packers would travel to Seattle for the NFC Championship Game, with kickoff scheduled for 2:05 p.m. CT on Sunday, Jan. 18.

Green Bay’s Week 17 win was also the Packers’ 24th consecutive win over the Lions in the state of Wisconsin.

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