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

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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.

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