Detroit Lions Fall Further Behind NFC North Rivals


Chicago Bears 16, Miami Dolphins 0 (box score)

Chicago’s defense shut out the Miami Dolphins on Thursday.  Miami’s offense, led by third string quarterback Tyler Thigpen, was nonexistent.  It didn’t help that Brandon Marshall and their second string center were lost to injury early in the game.  The Dolphins only had 187 yards of total offense and 39 yards rushing.  Julius Pepper had three sacks on defense and Matt Forte had 97 rushing yards.  It is hard to tell just how good the Bears are.  They have a 7-3 record but have only one win against a team above .500 (Green Bay).

Green Bay Packers 31, Minnesota Vikings 3 (box score)

Green Bay’s offense, led by Aaron Rodgers, annihilated Minnesota’s defense.  Aaron Rodgers was on fire, throwing for 301 yards and four touchdowns.  Greg Jennings caught three of the four touchdowns passes.  For the Vikings, Favre had an interception and a QB rating of 51.2.  The Green Bay defense has only allowed 10 points in their last three games.  The Packers are tied again for first in the NFC North and now it looks like Minnesota has lost all hope for the playoffs.

Detroit Lions 19, Dallas Cowboys 35 (box score)

Current NFC North Standings

Green Bay Packers 7-3
Chicago Bears 7-3
Minnesota Vikings 3-7
Detroit Lions 2-8

The Ross Rankings (power rankings)

1. Green Bay Packers
2. Chicago Bears
3. Minnesota Vikings
4. Detroit Lions

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