Packers clinch playoff spot

One of the myriad playoff possibilities became reality during the early games Sunday, clinching a post-season spot for the Packers.<p>

Green Bay benefited from losses by Dallas and Chicago.

The Vikings beat the Lions thanks in part of a botched snap on a potential game-tying extra point by Detroit. That means the the NFC North is still up for grabs as the Packers face a short week on the road with an unusual Christmas Eve game in the Metrodome Friday afternoon.

Whether its as a wildcard or as the three-time North Division champ, the Packers will make their fourth consecutive playoff appearance and their 10th in the past 12 years.

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