Here come the Packers! A 2-3 start to the season is a forgotten memory as a win over the Lions combined with the 49ers Monday night Victory over the Bears has the Packers in a first place tie with their rivals from Chicago.
Here is a quick look at the NFC North action from week 11, a look at the current standings and the division’s week 12 schedule.
Green Bay Packers 24, Detroit Lions 20 (box score)
The Packers got a battle from the Lions but sacked Matthew Stafford five times and intercepted him twice – including once for a touchdown – to hold the Lions’ offense at bay. The Lions defense kept Aaron Rodgers in check for much of the day but a late touchdown pass to Randall Cobb put the Packers on top for good.
San Francisco 49ers 32, Chicago Bears 7 (box score)
Aldon Smith dominated the Chicago Bears offense to the tune of 5.5 sacks and Colin Kaepernick won the battle of the backups to lead the 49ers to the win. The Niners built a commanding 27-0 lead before Jason Campbell hit Brandon Marshall for a 13-yard touchdown late in the third quarter. The Bears’ lead in the NFC North is gone but they face divisional opponents in three of their next four games and remain in wild card position.
NFC North Week 12 Schedule
Texans at Lions – Thursday, 12:30 pm ET
Vikings at Bears – Sunday, 1:00 pm ET
Packers at Giants – Sunday, 8:20 pm ET