With week three highlighted by two NFC North matchups, there was more to be learned in this week than the first two combined.
The potential was there for the division to turn into a muddled mess but that isn’t what happened. The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers came through with road wins to position themselves as the class of the division.
Detroit Lions 26, Minnesota Vikings 23 OT (box score)
The Lions offense woke up after halftime to score 23-straight points to take a brief lead. The Vikings were able to tie the game to send it to overtime but the Lions cashed in on the opening possession of overtime with a game winning field goal. Calvin Johnson scored two more touchdowns to bring his season total to six. Adrian Peterson has a 43-yard run in the first quarter but totaled just 78 yards for the game.
Green Bay Packers 27, Chicago Bears 17 (box score)
Aaron Rodgers found Jermichael Finley in the end zone three times while the Packers defense held the Bears to just 13 yards rushing. Jay Cutler was intercepted twice and sacked three times. Morgan Burnett came down with both interceptions for the Packers.
NFC North standings through three weeks:
NFC North week four schedule:
Lions at Cowboys
Broncos at Packers
Panthers at Bears
Vikings at Chiefs