Another week is in the books and the divisional races are starting to take shape. In the NFC North, the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions all won their games while the Minnesota Vikings fell to the Carolina Panthers.
That puts the Lions and Bears atop the division with 4-2 records and with Detroit having a tiebreaker with a win over Chicago. Green Bay is in second place at 3-2 and is above the .500 mark for the first time this season. Minnesota dropped to 1-4 and are cellar-dwelling.
In looking ahead to this week’s schedule in the North, there are two more NFC/AFC matchups and two road games. The Lions will host the Cincinnati Bengals while the Packers will welcome the Cleveland Browns to Lambeau Field. The Bears travel to Washington to take on the Redskins and the Vikings will head to New York and square off with the reeling New York Giants.
With four games to look at, let’s jump in and see what is in store for each.
Chicago Bears (4-2) at Washington Redskins (1-4)
The Bears last played on Thursday night of last week and will have a few extra days to prepare for the Redskins. Washington, on the other hand, played in Sunday night’s game and on the road against the Dallas Cowboys so their week is slightly shortened.