Week 1 is in the books for the NFC North, and what an opening weekend it was. The Detroit Lions opened up against the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs, and were able to pull off the unlikely victory.
While they started 1-0 in the standings Thursday night, the Lions were able to sit back and enjoy the rest of the action over the weekend with little pressure.
When it came to their division rivals, though, how did the rest of the NFC North fare? Let's check in on our divisional power rankings and see how the Lions stack up.
4. Chicago Bears
It was only one game, but the Chicago Bears looked like the same old team. It didn't appear as though anything had changed from last year until now. All offseason, the chatter had been growing louder and louder about this team behind Justin Fields in Year 3.
But, when kickoff came, it began and ended with a huge thud. The Bears came out and gave up a touchdown to Jordan Love and the Packers offense right away, and although the first half seemed slow, Green Bay picked it up and didn't look back in the second half.
We heard how the Bears had more weapons and more protection for Justin Fields, but saw nothing different from that group. There were hardly any downfield throws and the offensive line looked bleak for most of the game.
Chicago ended up losing 38-20, but it felt much worse than that, even, if you're a Bears fan.