NFC North Week 10 Recap: Division Dominates

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The NFC North has been a wild ride all season. In week 10, they flexed their muscles as three of the teams won their games.

If you were to tell me before the season that in week 10 of the regular season, that Case Keenum would have the best Quarterback performance (Sorry, Cam Newton), I probably would have laughed in your face. In a league full of future Hall of Famers in Drew Brees, Tom Brady and a division chock full of elite QB’s in Matthew Stafford and Aaron Rodgers, this was an outcome that nobody could have predicted. Let’s take a look at how the teams in the NFC North fared in week 10.

Chicago Bears

For the first time in many years, the Chicago Bears were favored against the Green Bay Packers. As many would expect in a game that the Bears are chosen to win, they let everyone down in the process. All game long, the offensive side of the Bears team let them down time and time again. Unsurprisingly, the offensive line was a huge letdown, not giving Jordan Howard any room to run. He would collect only 54 yards on 15 carries during the game.

Given the fact that the running game was not able to get going, it was a great sight to see Mitchell Trubisky have a career game. The game overall may have been a loss, but he wound up throwing for 297 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions.

That is without a doubt, the biggest takeaway from this game. How in the world can somebody who just a few weeks ago was the biggest weapon for the team, not even see 40% of the offensive snaps. Something must change.

Green Bay Packers

In a game where the number 1 and number 2 running backs get injured, one would assume that the Packers would struggle to score against the Chicago Bears ferocious defense. It may have seemed that way on paper when looking at the stats, but in reality, wonky things happen. Jamaal Williams, a 4th round pick in the previous NFL draft led the Packers in total attempts with 20 carries for 67 yards.

This was a weird game in general, the Bears in 2017 have had some of the best cornerback players. However, Davante Adams consistently burned them for 90 yards on only 5 catches. The Packers take on the Baltimore Ravens back in cheese country.

Minnesota Vikings


Is there anything we can say about Case Keenum that hasn’t already been stated by everybody after his dominant performance against the Washington Redskins? Not likely.

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Against the Redskins, Keenum picked them off one by one to the tune of 304 total yards with 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. When the season began Keemun was second on the bench behind Sam Bradford.

Despite this career game, he could get replaced by Teddy Bridgewater. It’s been a long 2 years for Teddy, but fully healthy and ready he could get the starting nod next week.

Detroit Lions

Facing the lifeless Cleveland Browns, the Lions had their hands full. The defense they displayed on Sunday against the only winless team in the NFL would not have been able to stop Joey Chestnut at a hot dog eating contest.

For what seems like the millionth consecutive game, the Lions failed to produce a 100 yard rusher. Will that streak ever end? If it doesn’t end against the Browns, there is almost no chance it ends Sunday against the Bears.