The NFC North continues to be one of the more intriguing divisions in football with the ever-changing landscape from week to week. The Detroit Lions are now alone in first place after completing a sweep of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday. The Bears and Green Bay Packers now have matching 5-4 records with the Bears holding the tie-breaker with a head-to-head win.
The Packers fell to the Philadelphia Eagles and had more quarterback issues as they lost their second straight game. The Minnesota Vikings won their Thursday night matchup against the Washington Redskins and improved to 2-7 on the season.
Each of the four North teams have already had their bye so each will face a busy back half of the schedule. The Packers and Giants matchup was flexed out of the Sunday night primetime slot a few weeks back and that will now be an afternoon contest that starts at 4pm EDT.
The Lions visit the Pittsburgh Steelers while the Bears host the Baltimore Ravens. The Vikings head to the great Northwest to take on the Seattle Seahawks and the 12th man.
Let’s take a look at each matchup and the implications it could have on the rest of the season.