GREEN BAY, WI (WHBL) -The Green Bay Packers won the N-F-C North Division late Sunday night, after the second-place Detroit Lions lost at New Orleans 31-to-17. The Packers had already clinched a playoff spot before their hard-fought 38-35 win over the Giants at New York. The Chicago Bears punched Green Bay's ticket to the post-season by losing at home to Kansas City 10-to-3 before the Packers kicked off in the Meadowlands. Mason Crosby booted a 30-yard field goal as time expired. It broke a 35-all tie, and gave Green Bay its 18th straight victory dating back to last season. It might have been a costly victory for the Packers, though, with three notable injuries. The early word is that corner Charles Woodson suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter, which means he'll have to go through an N-F-L protocol and independent exams before he can return. Running back James Starks re-injured his right ankle for the third straight game, but he thinks he'll be okay for next Sunday's home game against Oakland. Back-up tight end Andrew Quarless had his right knee bend awkwardly while covering a kickoff. The Packers are now 12-and-0, but they still have not clinched the N-F-C's best record and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. San Francisco remains two games back in that department, after blanking Saint Louis 26-0. Former Wisconsin tight end Travis Beckum put the Giants in front early with a 67-yard touchdown catch from Eli Manning. The Packers later went in front when Clay Matthews returned an interception 38 yards for a score. It was a see-saw battle the rest of the way. Hakeem Nicks had the second of his two touchdown catches with 58 seconds left, and a two-point conversion tied it at 35. Aaron Rodgers then threw four straight passes covering 68 yards to set up Crosby's game-winning field goal. Rodgers threw for 369 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception. He also led the Packers in rushing with 32 yards. His passer rating was 106-point-two, and he's only the N-F-L quarterback to have a 100-plus rating in 12 straight games. Greg Jennings caught seven passes for 94 yards and a score. Donald Driver had a pair of touchdown catches, and Jermichael Finley caught Rodgers' other T-D pass. Eli Manning threw for 347 yards, three T-D passes, and an interception. Victor Cruz caught seven passes for 119 yards, as the Giants fell to 6-and-6.
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