Packers Clinch NFC's #1 Seed with Win, Set Franchise Record

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Packers Clinch NFC's #1 Seed with Win, Set Franchise Record

December 26, 2011 Updated Dec 26, 2011 at 4:06 PM CST

Green Bay, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Aaron Rodgers threw five touchdowns for the first time in his career, and the Green Bay Packers locked up the top seed in the NFC with a 35-21 win over Chicago on Sunday.

The win makes the Packers the #1 seed for the NFC playoffs, meaning the defending Super Bowl champs will have home-field advantage until this year's NFL championship game.

Green Bay now holds a record of (14-1) this season, tying the franchise record for most wins in a single season. The team will try for number 15 next week as they host the Detroit Lions.

In addition to the five scores, Rodgers also surpassed Lynn Dickey's single-season franchise record of 4,458 yards passing.

The loss eliminated the Bears from playoff contention this season and also locked in the Atlanta Falcons to at least a wild card spot in the NFC.

Posted by Zach Schneider