The Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings all lost their games while the Green Bay Packers were victorious. That puts the Packers in first place in the North and heading into their first of two straight Prime Time games this season. They will be in Minnesota for a Sunday night tilt against the Vikings with a home game against the Bears the following week.
The Lions will host the Dallas Cowboys and look to get back on track after dropping a close one to the Cincinnati Bengals at the end of regulation.
The Bears have a bye week and it could not have come at a better time. During their loss to the Washington Redskins, the Bears lost quarterback Jay Cutler to a torn groin that will sideline him at least a month. They also lost veteran linebacker Lance Briggs for up to four weeks. This seems to be the story with the Bears each year after a hot start. Coming out of the bye, the Bears draw a road game in Green Bay so things don’t get any easier for them.
With the Bears on a bye and a divisional matchup, there are only two games this week. Let’s dive into each.