After 5 weeks of the NFL Regular season, the NFC North features three teams crowded at the top with one team buried at the bottom.
Week 5 Results
- New Orleans Saints 26, Chicago Bears 18- Questionable play-calling is what did the Chicago Bears in on Sunday. The Bears did have some offensive success against the Saints, but the team never was able to match the same pace that was set by the Saints’ offense. The Bears now sit at 3-2 as they head into their Thursday Night game against the win-less New York Giants.
- Detroit Lions 9, Green Bay Packers 22-After defeating the Chicago Bears in week 4, the Lions could have established themselves as the team to beat with a victory over the Packers on Sunday. Unfortunately, the Packers’ defense limited the impact that Lions’ running back Reggie Bush had on the game. The Packers’ defense also contained Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford as the Lions’ quarterback averaged 6.6 yards per pass attempt. Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers passed for over 270 yards on Sunday with a touchdown.
NFC North Standings
- Detroit Lions (3-2)
- Chicago Bears (3-2)
- Green Bay Packers (2-2)
- Minnesota Vikings (1-3)
- Things could hardly be any tighter in the NFC North division. Fortunately for the Bears, the team has what appears to be two easy games against the New York Giants and Washington Redskins before they go on a bye. By comparison, the Packers go on the road to face the Baltimore Ravens and then return home to face the Cleveland Browns in the same span. The Browns are who the Lions play next week in Cleveland before Detroit returns home to play the Cincinnati Bengals. When the Bears return from their bye week, the team plays the Packers on Monday Night Football.