Thanksgiving has come and gone in the United States. It is always a big day for the National Football League as there are three standalone games for everyone to enjoy. Chicago Bears fans might be noticing something that is going on in the NFC North right now.
Two of the four teams in the division were in action on Thanksgiving. The Detroit Lions hosted the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field in the first game of the afternoon. Following the Dallas Cowboys beat down of the New York Giants, the Minnesota Vikings hosted the New England Patriots.
In that first game involving the Lions, there were some shocking results. The Bills, who are widely considered to be one of the best teams in the NFL, needed overtime to beat the Lions who are one of the league’s bottom feeders and have been for a while.
In the nightcap, the Vikings took care of the New England Patriots and are now 9-2. This is a very interesting time in the division as the Vikings are clearly the best team in the group. They will win it with ease.
The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions might be ready to own the NFC North soon.
The Green Bay Packers, although they still have Aaron Rodgers for now, are really starting to fall off a cliff. They might be headed in a new direction in relatively short order.
With that in mind, it is hard to see the Minnesota Vikings keep up this level of play far beyond the 2022 season. Their defense is not very good and they rely a lot on their offense. How long can Kirk Cousins keep this up?
That leaves both the Lions and Bears who are both trying to ascend. The Lions are still looking for their long-term quarterback (it is probably not Jared Goff) but they have a lot of other nice young pieces in play that are starting to show that they play smart and hard.
As for the Bears, they are starting to see that Justin Fields is a star that can make big plays. It might not be long before these two teams are the ones running the division. It should be a lot of fun to watch.