The race in the NFC North got a bit tighter in week five. The division-leading Detroit Lions fell to the Green Bay Packers, who evened their record to 2-2. Both the Lions and Chicago Bears, who lost to the New Orleans Saints, are tied atop the North at 3-2 with Detroit having a slight edge due to their head-to-head win over Chicago in week four. The Minnesota Vikings had a bye and enter this week at 1-3.
With a full slate of games this week that kicks off with the Bears hosting the New York Giants on Thursday night, let’s dive into the matchups and storylines of each.
New York Giants (0-5) at Chicago Bears (3-2)
Before this season started, there were more than a handful of fans and experts who had the Giants pegged to lose five games all season, let alone their first five. The Giants were victimized by the visiting Philadelphia Eagles and remain winless on the year. They now face a short week and a road game to boot.