The Chicago Bears had Sunday off after defeating the New York Giants on Thursday night. The rest of the NFC North was on display, however, on Sunday including the Green Bay Packers taking on the Baltimore Ravens.
- Green Bay Packers 19, Baltimore Ravens 17-The game between the Packers and Ravens was a defensive struggle in the first half. In the second half, however, the offense got going for both teams but the difference in the game was a third-quarter touchdown by Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson. Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushed for 120 yards in the victory while the Packers defense compiled five sacks on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.
- Detroit Lions 31, Cleveland Browns 17-The Browns jumped out to a 17-to-7 lead at half-time over the Lions. However, three Matthew Stafford touchdown passes in the second half of the game propelled the Lions to scoring 24 unanswered points and defeating the Browns.
- Chicago Bears 27, New York Giants 21-Despite the Bears offense having their way against the Giants defense, the Bears defense had no answer for Giants running back Brandon Jacobs. Needless to say, the Bears needed all three of Eli Manning‘s interceptions to secure the victory over the win-less Giants.
- Carolina Panthers 35, Minnesota Vikings 10-Two interceptions thrown by Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel set the tone for the offense while the Panthers offense picked apart the Vikings defense. Cam Newton had three passing touchdowns in addition to one rushing touchdown for the Panthers. The Vikings are expected to start Josh Freeman in the team’s next game.
- Detroit Lions (4-2)
- Chicago Bears (4-2)
- Green Bay Packers (3-2)
- Minnesota Vikings (1-4)
- The race between the Lions, Bears, and Packers in the second half of the NFL season will be one of most watched storylines of the entire league. The race heats up in week 9 when the Bears return from their bye week to face the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night. As for the Vikings, the draft is in May.