As well as Rodgers is playing, perhaps the most troublesome sign for the rest of the NFC North is the Packers' newfound balance on offense.
Rookie Eddie Lacy is leading the NFL in rushing the past four weeks, averaging 27 touches per game as the type of reliable workhorse not seen in Green Bay since Ahman Green's prime. A team that couldn't run the ball last season is averaging over 140 rushing yards per game at nearly five yards per clip this season.
Despite major injuries to star players on both sides of the ball, the Packers are playing as well as any team in the league since their Week 4 bye.
With just three games remaining against teams with winning records -- two versus a Bears team with an injured quarterback -- Rodgers has his squad in a three-way race with the Saints and Seahawks for a playoff bye. It's time to put him in the MVP discussion with Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Jamaal Charles.