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


Week 15 of the NFL season is in the books for the NFC North, and we know one thing for certain: Green Bay is once again the conference champion.

The Packers (10-4) got the job done with a 21-13 win over Chicago (8-6) Sunday at Soldier Field, as Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes to James Jones.

That puts the Bears in a tie with the Vikings (8-6) for second place in the division. But if the season were to end today Minnesota would sneak into the playoffs as the No. 6 seeddue to tiebreakers over Chicago.

The Vikings, as it stands now, would play a first-round playoff game at Lambeau Field. But Minnesota likely has to defeat Houston on the road next week and Green Bay at home on Dec. 30 for any chance of hanging onto that Wild Card spot.

The last-place Lions (4-10), meanwhile, played like it, by getting blown out in Arizona, 38-10 to the Cardinals.

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