A snow-filled weekend brought about three very entertaining games in the NFC north. The Detroit Lions visited the Philadelphia Eagles in a scene right out of any backyard in the Midwest or East Coast on a snowy day. Just before game time, snow piled on Lincoln Financial Field. The sidelines and yard markers had to be shoveled clean so players and officials could determine where the boundaries were. Detroit seemed to have an early handle on how to play in the white stuff but in the end, the Eagles came back and pulled away for their fifth straight win.
The Minnesota Vikings went to Baltimore to face the Ravens in another snow globe game. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered what is being reported as a foot sprain early on, but Minnesota hung with Baltimore all day long. The game saw five lead changes in the final two minutes, which is a new NFL league record. In the end, the Ravens scored a game-winning touchdown on an acrobatic catch by Marlon Brown to seal the win.
The Green Bay Packers hosted the Atlanta Falcons and earned a 22-21 victory, sealed in the last seconds by an interception by Jarrett Bush. Yes, you read that correctly, Jarrett Bush. The Packers also benefited from the Falcons tripping over themselves as sure-handed receiver Harry Douglas dropped what would have been a first down conversion to help move Atlanta into realistic position to kick a game-winning field goal. The win stopped a five-game winless streak.