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Tahir Whitehead

Packers win NFC North, Aaron Rodgers comes back from injury

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers earned a first-round postseason bye.

And they will need it.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers aggravated a calf injury and missed two series but returned to help the Packers beat the Detroit Lions 30-20 Sunday in the de facto NFC North championship game at Lambeau Field.

With their record 24th consecutive home victory over the Lions, the Packers (12-4) captured their fourth straight NFC North title and a coveted bye. Green Bay will enter the postseason as the No. 2 seed in the NFC, with the defending champion Seattle Seahawks beating the St. Louis Rams on Sunday to earn...