DETROIT (AP) — Aaron Rodgers ran for a tiebreaking score in the third quarter and threw three touchdown passes and the Green Bay Packers beat the Detroit Lions 31-24 and clinched the NFC North title.

The Packers knocked Matthew Stafford out of the game with a rib injury in the fourth quarter and went on to win their third straight game and second straight division championship. The Lions scored first and pulled into a tie late in the second quarter, but they simply couldn't stop Rodgers.

Green Bay finishes the regular season against the Panthers at Lambeau on Saturday the 19th, Titans at Lambeau on Sunday the 27th, and in Chicago against the Bears on January 3.

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