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Aaron Rodgers Get's Victory Over Vikings For His 29th Birthday. Packers Win 23-14

The Green Bay Packers are back atop the NFC North, and they have a very unlikely source to thank. Minutes after the Packers wrapped up their 23-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon, Seattle beat Chicago in overtime to drop the Bears back into a tie with Green Bay for the division lead. That would be the same Seattle team that stole a win from the Packers (8-4) earlier this season with the "Inaccurate Reception." "I can't say there are many Seattle fans in the locker room," Aaron Rodgers said, "but we appreciate the help." The Packers and Bears each play three of their last four against NFC North opponents, including a Dec. 16 matchup at Soldier Field that might well decide the division title. "Everything's right in front of us," Rodgers said. "We've got to go win our home games and get a couple wins on the road." AWESOME: Green Bay has won a franchise-high 10 straight against NFC North opponents. Burnett's two interceptions matched his single-game career high. Mason Crosby doinking a field goal through the uprights and hopefully ending his kicking troubles. Starks running hard, Finley catching passes thrown his way, Greg Jennings coming back and contributing. RT Barclay stepping in and up and protecting Aaron on his 29th birthday. NOT SO AWESOME: Peterson had a career-long 82-yard touchdown run and finished with 210 yards rushing. Not tackling very well. Not getting to Ponder enough. Now let's stay in 1st by beating the Lions on SNF. GO! PACK GO!

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