Skip to main content

NFC North Watch: Packers top Lions; Bears wait for 49ers

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Vikings have a bye week, but Minnesota football fans know this is a huge week in the NFC North.

Already, the Green Bay Packers --  on the strength of a fourth quarter Aaron Rogers touchdown pass to Randall Cobb  --upended the Detroit Lions, 24-20 Sunday at Ford Field. For the Packers, it was their fifth straight win, as they improve to 7-3

On Monday night, the Chicago Bearstravel to San Francisco to face a 49ers team which some say is in Super Bowl shape. Making matters more difficult, Jay Cutler-- who has a concussion -- won't play. If the Bears lose, they'll be tied with Green Bay at the top of the division, a game ahead of the Vikings, 6-4.

Bottom line? The Lions, at 4-6, might be done -- with the rest of the division tightening up -- heading into December.

Next Up

Chet Holmgren

Thunder selects Chet Holmgren 2nd overall in NBA Draft

The Minneapolis native becomes the highest-drafted Minnesotan in NBA history.

Screen Shot 2022-06-23 at 2.21.45 PM

One airlifted after crash on rural Scott County highway

The State Patrol shut down Highway 282 in both directions Thursday afternoon.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Police investigating after two men found dead in Maple Grove

Few details are known about the investigation.

12-web-or-mls-12 Dining room

Gallery: Charming, Northeast Minneapolis Home is perfect for first-time homebuyers

Located in the Holland neighborhood, it's near the Eastside Co-op, tons of amazing restaurants, breweries, and a distillery

US-169 BUS, Shakopee, Minnesota - June 2019 (1)

Eden Prairie 19-year-old killed in crash near Valleyfair is ID'd

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash, involving a 26-year-old driver from Hopkins.

Screen Shot 2022-06-23 at 12.35.25 PM

Man pleads guilty for threatening to kill Hennepin County employees

Peter Robert Berry has a criminal history dating back to the 1970s, according to court records.

Screen Shot 2020-01-02 at 7.54.07 AM

Fourth person sentenced for murder of Minneapolis realtor

Lyndon Wiggins is the fourth person that has been sentenced in the kidnapping and killing of Monique Baugh.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, June 23

The number of Minnesotans up to date on their vaccine has dropped, largely due to kids 6 months to 4 years now eligible in the data.

Fire

Man severely burned in house fire near Duluth

The burn victim was airlifted to Minneapolis for advanced care.

ambulance

Woman, 29, dies in two-vehicle crash south of Mora

The crash occurred in Brunswick Township just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Related

NFC North Watch: How do Bears, Packers, Lions sit?

Heading into Week 11, the NFC North tightens up, as the Vikings and Packers creep closer to front-running Chicago. The Lions? Lost.