NFC North Roundup for NFL Week 12

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Green Bay Packers

Nov 24, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien (16) drops back to pass during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Tied: Packers 26, Minnesota Vikings 26

Matt Flynn: Only a good quarterback when filling in for Aaron Rodgers.

The good news for the Packers is that they didn’t lose, and as such, they pick up what is effectively a half-game in the division. That will serve as a tiebreaker if things get close later on.

Getting Aaron Rodgers back will fix much of what ills this team, but not nearly all of it. The defense is inept, and the offensive line looks worse every week (maybe that has something to do with why they’re on their fourth quarterback this season).

Regardless of when Rodgers comes back, there is little reason for anyone to fear this team this season. Realistically, the same could be said of the entire NFC North, regardless of who comes out of it. Every team in the division is showing NFC East levels of ineptitude right now.

Next Game: 11/28 (Thanksgiving Day) at Detroit (6-5)