The 2nd half began with a bang as Eddie Lacy rushed to Dallas' 20-yard line for a 60-yard gain. However, the drive stalled when Aaron Rodgers was sacked by Shea McClellin on 3rd and 8, so the Packers settled for a 30-yard field goal for the 3–0 lead. Which play-callers are rising and sinking after Week 7? The Lions managed to answer with a 53-yard field goal to go into halftime down 3–6. The Packers became the only NFC team that clinched their division in the previous season to do so again this season. Rodgers managed to tie Matt Flynn against Detroit in 2011 for the franchise record of passing yards in a single game (480). With the win, the Packers extended their winning streak to three games and improved to 4–2. He would be replaced by backups Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn during recovery. In the 4th quarter, the Packers added two more field goals, one 42 yards and the other 45 yards, to take a 22–3 lead. With the loss, the Packers fell to 1–2 entering their bye week. The Packers came into the 2013 season looking to win the NFC North for the 3rd year in a row. Following the Packers' 38–31 loss to the Steelers and Chicago's 54–11 loss to the Eagles, both Green Bay (7-7-1) and Chicago (8-7) met at Soldier Field in week 17 to compete for the NFC North Championship. The Packers moved down the field with ease on their first possession, with Rodgers completing a 27-yard pass to Jordy Nelson followed by Eddie Lacy's 16-yard run. The New York Giants and Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis. On the drive, Jermichael Finley was carried off the field on a stretcher after suffering a neck injury. The Packers drew first blood with a 28-yard field goal. The AFC North is undergoing major changes this offseason. The San Francisco 49ers shocked the Packers in the playoffs last season with a 45-31 victory that saw budding superstar Colin Kaepernick make the biggest statement of his career to that point. Comprised of enigmatic yet talented teams, the NFC North has the potential to be full of playoff-caliber squads. The 2013 season should be no different than previous successful seasons. The 2013 season was the Green Bay Packers' 95th season overall, 93rd in the National Football League and eighth under head coach Mike McCarthy. The Packers took advantage of Robert Griffin III's limited mobility and shut out the Redskins' offense in the 1st half. The play came on a 4th and 8 situation in which Cobb was wide open near the endzone. On 3rd and goal, Cutler threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall to take a 28–20 lead at the start of the 4th quarter. The Packers tried to make a comeback, but after a 15-yard pass to Jordy Nelson, Seneca Wallace was sacked twice, first by Corey Wootton then by Shea McClellin, and time expired. Following a rare tie with the Minnesota Vikings 26–26 at Lambeau Field, the Packers travelled to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving football. If the Packers can walk away from Candlestick Park with one in the win column, they will once again prove they can beat any NFC team in the playoffs. After defeating the Detroit Lions 22–9 at Lambeau Field, the Packers travelled to M&T Bank Stadium to take on the defending Super Bowl champions Baltimore Ravens. However, a false start penalty both pushed them back 5 yards and ran 10 seconds off the clock, leaving the Packers with one play to get into the endzone. Packers QB Scott Tolzien was benched midway through the 3rd quarter in favor of Matt Flynn. After Brandon Weeden's pass was intercepted by Davon House on the next drive, the Packers took advantage with a 1-yard run by Eddie Lacy to take a 14–0 lead in the 1st quarter. This set up a win-and-in matchup between Green Bay (7-7-1) and Chicago (8-7) the following week. Every opponent on their schedule has the potential to be a quality team in 2013, but several also have the potential to take a step backward this season. In Week 12, the Packers tied the Vikings 26–26; it was Green Bay's first tie since 1987. RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent, FT: Franchise Tag, Rookies in italics The Packers then rallied to beat the Falcons 22–21 to even their record at 6–6–1. On the final play, Matt Flynn's pass for Jarrett Boykin was incomplete and time expired. The Packers suffered severe injuries to the offense, however, as both James Jones and Randall Cobb would exit the game in the 1st half with leg injuries. Green Bay responded with a 14 play, 7:24 minute drive that ended with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson. Following a 53-yard pass to Marlon Brown, the Ravens settled for a 23-yard field goal. The Super Bowl champion Ravens were decimated in free agency, and the Steelers lost several key pieces including linebacker James Harrison. The Packers' defense held for the rest of the 4th quarter as Atlanta missed a 52-yard field goal and also turned the ball over on downs at Green Bay's 33. They then followed it up with a 35-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb on 4th and 3 to take a 10–0 lead. The Packers preserved the 2-point lead with a 52-yard pass to Jermichael Finley on 3rd and 3 and with a 4-yard run by Eddie Lacy on 3rd and 2. Visit ESPN to view the Green Bay Packers team schedule for the current and previous seasons The two teams traded field goals with their first possessions, but Dallas went on to score 23 unanswered points to take a 26–3 lead at halftime. It soon became apparent that Aaron Rodgers couldn't return to the game because of an injury suffered on the McClellin sack. After the Vikings punt, the Packers led a 17-play, 8:24-minute drive that ended with a 30-yard field goal. The effective tandem between Eddie Lacy and James Starks salted the game away, and the Vikings' brief comeback fell short. 93 and No. They added a 24-yard field goal at the end of the half to lead 17–10 at halftime. Following the Packers miraculous 37–36 comeback win against the Dallas Cowboys, the Packers returned to snowy Lambeau Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time since Super Bowl XLV. After forcing the Lions to punt on their first possession, the Packers struck first with a 26-yard field goal. They came off a 45–31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Playoffs the previous season. Due to Matt Flynn's performance the previous week, he replaces Scott Tolzien and makes his first start for the Packers in the 2013 season. The Lions capitalized on their next possession with a 1-yard run by Joique Bell. The Packers quickly struck again when Nick Perry forced a Matthew Stafford fumble that was returned by Morgan Burnett for a touchdown for a 10–3 lead. The Packers would then lose a shootout with the Pittsburgh Steelers 31–38 at home to sit at 7–7–1, the first meeting between the teams since Super Bowl XLV.