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NFC North Rundown

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 1, 2009 – 10:12 am

It’ll be a busy day today at Winter Park and on the vikings.com Blog as we’ll continue to narrow our football focus on the Vikings-Packers Monday Night Football matchup. Be sure to check back here often today because we’ll have reports from open locker room after practice, from conference calls with Green Bay Head Coach Mike McCarthy and QB Aaron Rodgers and from the Brad Childress and Brett Favre press conferences (you can watch those live later today by clicking here).

But before all of that happens, let’s take a quick spin around the division.

– For the 1st time since November of 2005, all 4 teams in the NFC North won on the same weekend. Of course the opportunities for that to happen are limited because there are many weeks when 2 teams from the division play one another, but it’s still interesting to note that it happened for the 1st time in nearly 4 years.

– Another 1st-time occurrence in a long time from Sunday – the Lions finally ended their long losing streak with a 19-14 victory over the Washington Redskins at home. Detroit had lost 19 consecutive games, including going 0-16 last year. I’m glad their 1st win in a very long time happened at home.

– All 4 teams will clearly not win this weekend because the division schedule this week features Lions at Bears on Sunday and then of course Packers at Vikings on Monday.

– vikings.com’s Ryan Cardinal takes a look at each team in the NFC North as they head into Week 4 of the NFL season.

– ESPN.com NFC North blogger (and former Star Tribune Vikings beat writer) Kevin Seifert penned an interesting entry earlier this week, looking at some of Favre’s best moments against the Vikings in 16 years as the Packers QB.

– The Vikings and Packers have met 6 times on Monday Night Football, with each team having won 3 games. The Vikings are 24-23 against Green Bay at home, are 162-122-5 against NFC North opponents heading into this week and are 25-24 all-time on Monday Night Football.


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4 Responses to “NFC North Rundown”

  1. By Michele Earney on Oct 1, 2009 | Reply

    Nice Update Mike! I drive by Winter Park M-F when I go to work, so it’s cool to get a peak at what is happening inside.

  2. By MNF Favre Packers FAce-Off on Oct 1, 2009 | Reply

    It seems that former Vikings and Packers Safety Darren Sharper is seeing a Green Bay Victory on MNF. He feels that Aaron Rogers will have a great game and the versatile Green Bay Defense may shut down the Vikings running game if they attack early. I will admit I am looking for a Vikings victory but the defense has to get off to a better start than we have seen so far. Minnesota has a strong and talented defensive line and this game it must be proven. Detroit showed MN vulnerability early in that game and we cannot risk that type of surprise attack that get us off our mental focus again. If the Vikings can shut down the Packers run game early, get a few sacks in and capitalize on Packer mistakes the old Purple and Gold can and will pull through.

  3. By CA Norwegian on Oct 1, 2009 | Reply

    Vikes are due for a blowout… I think the Pack is OK, but Minn is getting better every week. We will stop running predictable plays. Play action to start the game and play like there are only seconds left on every drive until we have a fat lead!

  4. By CA Norwegian on Oct 1, 2009 | Reply

    AM, JG, AS and others sure gave the rough press to BF and the Vikes from Fox sports. Now it seems pretty quiet there. Remember they picked the pack and the bears to win the superbowl. It is a long season, who knows, it could happen, but I hope the Vikes make their season even longer on Monday night! II wondered if Brett could still get it done… I think the Jury is in. Thank You Brett Favre and everyone else out there battling amd catching so BF can be BF.

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