The Packers are NFC North Division champions for 2011, following the Lions’ loss in New Orleans on Sunday night. That result, combined with the Packers’ 38-35 win over the Giants earlier in the day clinched the crown, the Packers’ first division title since 2007.
“I hope we’re in position to talk about it,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said of the team’s quest for an undefeated season. McCarthy said his team’s next immediate goal is to secure homefield advantage for the playoffs. The Packers currently have a two-game lead over the 49ers in the homefield advantage race.
“I’m not going to talk about 16-0. It’s one goal at a time,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said.As a result of the win in New York on Sunday, the Packers will enjoy their first “Victory Monday” of the season, which means Monday will be an off day for them and they won’t return to practice until Wednesday. The Packers will host the Raiders at Lambeau Field on Sunday.
Should the Packers win homefield advantage throughout the playoffs, they would need to only win twice at Lambeau Field in the postseason to return to the Super Bowl. Last season, the Packers won three times on the road in the postseason en route to the Super Bowl XLV title. Additional coverage - Dec. 4