The NFC North saw three teams in first place as week ten began and just one remaining on top as the week ends.
NFC North Week 10 in Review
Minnesota Vikings 34, Washington Redskins 27 (box score)
The Redskins looked to have the game in control when Kai Forbath kicked a 40-yard field goal early in the third quarter. That gave them a 27-14 lead but it would be the last points Washington scored. The Vikings took the lead with two third quarter touchdowns then added on a couple fourth quarter field goals to seal the win. The ‘Skins outgained the Vikings by over 100 yards and held Adrian Peterson to 75 yards on 20 carries but it wasn’t enough.
Detroit Lions 21, Chicago Bears 19 (box score)
The story was about Jay Cutler’s groin but the game was decided by the Bears inability to run the ball or stop the Lions from running. Reggie Bush became the first Lions back since Barry Sanders in 1997 to put together a pair of 100-yard rushing games in one season. This wasn’t Matthew Stafford’s best statistical games but he threw three touchdown passes to get the Lions enough points to win their first game in Chicago since 2007. The defensive stand of the game came in the final minute as the Lions turned the Bears away on a pair of two point coversions after a penalty gave the Bears an extra chance.
Philadelphia Eagles 27, Green Bay Packers 13 (box score)
Already without Aaron Rodgers, the Packers had to turn to Scott Tolzein early in the game when Seneca Wallace left due to injury. Being down to their third quarterback hurt, but the way the Packers played against the deep ball hurt even more. After throwing for seven touchdown passes last week, Nick Foles threw three more against the Packers – each from well outside the red zone. First it was a 55-yard bomb to DeSean Jackson followed by touchdown passes to Riley Cooper from 45 and 32 yards out.
NFC North Standings Through Week 10
NFC North Week 11 Schedule
Lions at Steelers, Sunday, 1 pm ET, Fox
Ravens at Bears, Sunday, 1 pm ET, CBS
Packers at Giants, Sunday, 4:25 pm ET, Fox
Vikings at Seahawks, Sunday, 4:25 pm ET, Fox