Aaron Rodgers threw for 318 yards and a touchdown.
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Packers clinched a spot in the playoffs for the sixth straight season on the backs of their defense, limiting the Buccaneers to 109 yards of offense in their 20-3 win over Tampa Bay Sunday.
Green Bay's tough defense sacked Josh McCown seven times, including 2 1/2 from Clay Matthews and two from Julius Peppers. On the Bucs' last offensive play of the game, McCown was under duress and threw an interception to defensive lineman Datone Jones.
Offensively the Packers (11-4) were led by Aaron Rodgers once again as he threw for 318 yards and a touchdown to Jordy Nelson. Rodgers completed 31- of-40 passes.
Ross turns Dolphins into a loser
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
You have to believe Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross isn't a big fan of history because he sure didn't learn from it.
Ross was in Sun Life Stadium last December when Woody Johnson surprised most observers by giving Jets coach Rex Ryan a reprieve after a meaningless 20-7 Week 17 win over Miami.
In a rare address to the team, the Jets' owner told his players in the locker room after that insignificant triumph that Ryan would be back despite three straight seasons out of the playoffs.