The Packers and Bears had their bye week in week eight while the Vikings and Lions took theirs in week nine. Here is a quick look at what happened in the abbreviated NFC North schedule in week nine as well as the current standings and upcoming schedule.
Green Bay Packers 45, San Diego Chargers 38 (box score)
Philip Rivers officially threw four touchdown passes, the problem is that he also threw two to Green Bay Packers defenders. Tramon Williams and Charlie Peprah each had an interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter to aid in the 45-point day for the Pack. The Chargers tried to mount a fourth quarter comeback but hopes of a game-tying touchdown were dashed when Rivers threw his third interception of the day.
Chicago Bears 30, Philadelphia Eagles 24 (box score)
The Bears offensive line held the Eagles without a sack and Jay Cutler rewarded the team with a mistake-free performance on Monday Night Football. Cutler’s touchdown pass to Earl Bennett early in the fourth quarter gave the Bears the lead for good. The Bears head home at 5-3, just one game behind the Lions, and very much in the hunt for a Wild Card berth.
NFC North Week 10 Schedule
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (Monday Night Football)