Bears Top Packers On MNF, Rule NFC

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 28, 2010 – 6:29 am

In the latest illustration of the parity of unpredictability of the NFL, the Chicago Bears defeated the Green Bay Packers 20-17 on Monday night at Soldier Field to improve to 3-0 and grab the top spot in both the NFC North and the entire NFC. The Bears are the only 3-0 team in the conference and they join the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers as the only unbeaten squads in the NFL.

Heading into the 2010 season, it was the Packers and Vikings who were considered NFC North favorites, while the Bears were written off by nearly everyone outside of the Chicago area. Yet here we are, 3 weeks into the NFL season, and it’s the Bears who rule the division and the conference after a pair of division wins plus a huge win on the road at Dallas in Week 2.

Chicago’s defense was opportunistic and Devin Hester made his mark with a pair of terrific punt returns, one of which he took to the house for a 62-yard score in the 4th quarter. Green Bay was penalized 18 times on the night and although the passing game was up to snuff, the ground game just wasn’t there on a consistent basis.

Both the Bears and Packers have time to clean things up for their contests against the Vikings. And the same can be said for the Vikings – they have time to clean things up before they face another NFC North foe. The Vikings travel to Lambeau Field in Week 7 and then to Soldier Field 3 weeks later. Green Bay comes to Minnesota on November 21 and Chicago plays here on December 20.

If Monday night’s game between the Bears and Packers is any indication, the NFC North is going to be tightly-contested all the way to the end of the season.

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23 Responses to “Bears Top Packers On MNF, Rule NFC”

  1. By the horned norseman on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    chicago’s jubilation will be short-lived at best,..enjoy it while you can chi-town ’cause the VIKINGS will be comming to take y’all to the cleaners!!! SKOL VIKINGS!!

  2. By secondnature815 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I loved the fight in the Vikings against Detroit and I thought the bears would prevail against the pack because “They are who we thought they were!” Now the Vikings are going to re-group and who have the bears beat? ooooh the highly overrated Cowgirls. and the Pack beat Philly in week one ooooh? Well the truth will come out by seasons end the wannabe’s will be victimized by the ‘Purple Reign!!!’

  3. By Londonse x on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    We get alot of Packer fans on our web site I doubt they will be talking smack on our site this week

  4. By London paris x on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    We get alot of Packer fans on our web site I doubt they will be talking smack on our site this week xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. By GOLDVIKE on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply


  6. By Mrmagoo on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Isnt that the truth. I went to the gbpg site,,..I could hear them whining all the way over here. What a bunch of poor sports. Very classless and self absorbed fan base. LOL boo hoooooooooo

  7. By Cal on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I am a vikings fan to the core and love to hate the packers, but Aaron Rogers looks plain scary. If not for 17 penalties the pack would’ve rolled.

  8. By fire childress on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    if you look at Chicago’s schedule, they could very easily be 7-0 without a number 1 receiver, the vikings may be out of the running by week 8 when Rice comes back, to little to late. the viks never addressed the issues of replacing Rice, now they pay and us fans pay by not being part of the nfc north race

  9. By theman on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    it does seem like we could be out of it by then, but we don’t have our first game against the bears until week 10 and our first game agaisnt the packers isn’t until 7 so if we can win at least one game against the packers and win both against the bears it will really help us out. also the packers losing to da bears is great cuz i think this stretch of bears winning games is gonna be short lived and at least the packers have an extra loss on their schedule

  10. By Duane N on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Good. On ur bike Packers.

  11. By Viking4life on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Notice how rodgers has all day to throw that oline is good at protecting the qb. Our oline needs to play better good thing is the packers lost haha

  12. By fire childress on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    too bad management didn’t have a answer when Rice had his hip fixed, had a chance to get Marshall and V. Jackson, whiffed the ball at both. now the Viking ship slowly sinks in the ocean

  13. By paul on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    In todays N.F.L. watch the Giants hammer the Bears. This coming Sunday..

  14. By josh on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    the bears did exactly what id hoped theyd do on monday night, which was to pull off a win not necessarilly because of how good they are, but because of the packers hurting themselves and a little bit of luck. we all know that the packers are a better group than the bears despite the win. the bears helped us out in catching up within the division. this bye week may actually prove to be extremely helpful in getting our act together with the passing game, and i believe we’ll see good results against the jets, not to mention that the jets defense seems to fade once their opponents get a good running game going-which we obviously have.

  15. By purple08 on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    I watched the Packers vs the Bears last night. Wow, what a game. It was fun watching two QB’s who can move out of the pocket and make plays with their legs. They had pressure all night but still made plays by scrambling and finding open receivers. They did not move around slowly like an old man and then blame the offensive line like Vikings fans do. Viking4life: that’s what happens when you have a QB that is mobile. If Rodgers played for the Vikes, we could go 16-0, that’s how good he is.

  16. By Old School on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    True, Brett coming back will , in the end, be our down fall.

    He just can’t move. The next few games, Pass Rushers like Ware, Matthews, Peppers, Jets D…….it is not going to be pretty for our Vikes.

  17. By George on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    I’m not saying Aaron Rogers isn’t good but he is full of himself for someone who hasn’t really won anything yet! I was happy they lost against the Bears, I wish someone from the Bears like Hester done that stupid move Aaron Rogers does when he scores right to his face to give him a taste and hopefully humble him!


  18. By CA Norwegian on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Lots of peaple are paid – namely the D to make sure things are not pretty. But our D shut down the Maimi offense after the first score. They moved all over the Jets D. We held Best to less than 30 yards and no score after he set records against CHI and PHL. Please consider that our D should be even healthier after the bye. We have a few coverage guys who are 9/10 linebackers, and serveral pass rushers sitting on the bench who would start on most NFL teams. We will be able to put in fresh horses to continue pass rushes when other teams will only be out of breath. Have Faith… we can win.

  19. By CA Norwegian on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Mike… Bears Rule. Sounds like a joke from a Viking fan… or something I might read on a Chicago school bathroom wall. How about the cubs? Cubs Rule? We will have our day indoors with the Bears and I hope someone will be BBQ’n some bear like the good ol’ days.

  20. By Denai on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    This is to George,
    Are you kidding me about Aaron Rodgers having a big head? No he doesn’t! If he did he would have been talking a bunch of smack when Mr. Farve left town. Want to talk about a big ego, look at your quarterback!
    Also, to the vikings fans who think the packers fans are classless, take a long look at yourselves, I watch the games and hear lots of booing at your team when they are losing, the packers fans don’t do that!
    Cant wait for the vikings to come to Lambeau, revenge will be sweet!!

  21. By Pat the Viking on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    We need to get HARVIN to return KO and PR

  22. By ORVikingFan on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Whats going to be funny is when the packers lose to Detroit this week and all the pack fans cry yet again when the vikings match than surpass their record :-)

  23. By Denai on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    Good Luck with that ORVikingFan

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