NFC North: Packers Continue Rise To Top
Nov 16, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers safety Micah Hyde (33) celebrates after returning a punt 75 yards for a touchdown as Philadelphia Eagles punter Donnie Jones (8) fails to make a tackle in the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
The Packers easily took care of business last Sunday, defeating the Eagles 53-20 at Lambeau Field. Aaron Rodgers threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns while Eddie Lacy ran for one score and caught another. The Packers defense continued to bend but not break while forcing key turnovers, this time at the expense of former Bear Julius Peppers, who scored on a 52-yard interception return in the third quarter. Simply put, the Packers are the hottest team in the league right now and do not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. They are not being bogged down this season by their usual slew of injuries and have all three elements of their game working (near) perfectly. I’m sorry to say it, Bears fans — but at this point anything less than a Super Bowl appearance for the Packers would be a let down.