Here is a quick rundown of all the week two action in the NFC North and a look at the updated standings.
Green Bay Packers 23, Chicago Bears 10 (box score)
The first intra-divisional game of the 2012 season went to the Packers as they harassed Jay Cutler en route to a 23-10 win. Cutler was picked off four times and sacked seven times while completing just 11 of 27 passes. Bears running back Matt Forte suffered a high ankle sprain in the loss, putting his availability in the coming weeks in doubt.
Indianapolis Colts 23, Minnesota Vikings 20 (box score)
Rookie quarterback Andrew Luck helped stake the Colts to a 20-6 lead heading into the fourth quarter but the Vikings were able to hold on defense and get the tying scores on offense. Christian Ponder’s pass to Kyle Rudolph tied the game with 31 seconds to play but the Colts drove into position for a game winning 53-yard field goal. Percy Harvin went over 100 yards receiving for the Vikings while Donnie Avery did the same for the Colts.
San Francisco 49ers 27, Detroit Lions 19 (box score)
The San Francisco 49ers were the talk of week one with their dominating performance against the Green Bay Packers. They looked much the same in keeping the Lions offense in check while playing an efficient offensive game of their own. The Lions defense couldn’t come up with a key stop late in the fourth quarter that would have given the offense a chance to put together a drive for a game tying score.
Current NFC North Standings