Rapid Reaction: Green Bay Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. – A few thoughts on the Green Bay Packers' 30-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

What it means: The Packers are division champs for the fourth straight season and will be the No. 2 seed in the NFC for the postseason. They appeared to get out with quarterback Aaron Rodgers in one piece. Rodgers left the game in the second quarter after he reinjured his left calf but returned in the third quarter after missing two series. The Packers led 14-0 when Rodgers got hurt. When he returned, the game was tied at 14-14.

Stock watch: RisingRandall Cobb called his performance in the Week 3 loss at Detroit "embarrassing" after he caught just three passes for 29 yards. He has nothing to be ashamed of now. Cobb caught a pair of a touchdown passes, including a 13-yarder from Rodgers after the quarterback returned from his calf injury. Cobb had four catches for 80 yards to finish with a career-high 91 catches. Falling – For the seventh time this season, the Packers had a kick blocked. The Lions blocked a 52-yard field goal attempt by Mason Crosby with 13:36 left in the game. A field goal would've given the Packers a 10-point lead. The Packers had three field goals blocked this season, along with two extra points and two punts.

Hyde and seek: Micah Hyde got the Packers on the board with a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown. It was his second of the season and his third in his two NFL seasons. That tied the Packers' career record for punt-return touchdowns by matching Desmond Howard and Will Blackmon.

Milestone: Jordy Nelson set the Packers’ single-season record for receiving yards and became the first receiver in team history to gain more than 1,500 yards. He finished with 1,519 and broke Robert Brooks' 1995 record of 1,497 yards.

Game ball: Rodgers would have gotten the game ball for this one anyway, given what he did after coming back from his calf injury, but today we're handing it out to the team's MVP for the season. You needed only to hear the Lambeau Field crowd of 78,408 chant "MVP, MVP" for Rodgers when he re-injured his left calf muscle in the second quarter and then when he returned in the third quarter. We'll have to wait more than a month to find out whether Rodgers wins his second NFL MVP award, but he's the reason the Packers went 12-4 this season.

What's next: As NFC North champs and the No. 2 seed in the playoffs, the Packers get a first-round bye and then a home game in the divisional round on either Jan. 10 or 11.