The Lions Get Only NFC North Win In Week 14

Green Bay Packers 3, Detroit Lions 7 (box score)

New England Patriots 36, Chicago Bears 7 (box score)

A snowy day at Soldier Field and Chicago’s highly ranked defense wasn’t a problem for Tom Brady and the Patriots.  They dismantled the Chicago Bears, jumping out to a 33 point lead at the end of the first half and winning by a score of 36-7. With the Packers losing earlier, the Bears had a chance to gain a 2 game lead in the NFC North.  Tom Brady was outstanding, he was 27 for 40 and had 369 yards passing in the snow.  The Patriots didn’t turn the ball over while the Bears threw 2 interceptions and lost 2 fumbles.  The Bears are still atop  the NFC North at 9-4 but have only beat 3 teams with a winning record.

New York Giants 21, Minnesota Vikings 3 (box score)

It’s been a crazy last couple days for this game.  The Giants get stuck in Kansas City due to the snow storm in Minnesota, the Metrodome’s roof collapses and rips, the game is moved to Detroit, and Brett Favre doesn’t start for the first time in 321 games.  Tarvaris Jackson got the start in Favre’s place and him and the offense only mustered up 3 points against the Giants.  The Giants ran all over the Vikings.  Both Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs had over 100 yards rushing and a touchdown for New York.  On the other side, Adrian Peterson only had 26 yards.  The Giants are now 9-4 and are tied for first in the NFC East with the Eagles.

Current NFC North Standings

Chicago Bears (9-4)
Green Bay Packers (8-5)
Minnesota Vikings (5-8)
Detroit Lions (3-10)

The Ross Rankings (power rankings)
I still put the Packers above the Bears. I think getting demolished at home by 29 is a little worse than losing by 4 on the road with your backup quarterback, and I still think the Packers are a better team.

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

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