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Week 9 NFC North Roundup

Posted by cjsiewert on November 8, 2010 – 9:10 am

The Vikings made a step in the right direction with their 27-24 OT victory over the Arizona Cardinals, but the rest of the NFC North was in action on Sunday so let’s take a look at how each team stands after Week 9.

Bears: The Chicago Bears stepped out of their bye week with a 22-19 victory over the winless Buffalo Bills in Toronto, Canada on Sunday. The Bills led 19-14 at the 10:27 mark in the 4th quarter but QB Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 2nd INT (picked off by Tim Jennings) led to a Chicago TD midway through the quarter, ultimately providing the game-winning score.

Bears QB Jay Cutler led the Chicago offense, completing 17 of 30 passes for 188 yards and 2 TDs. Chester Taylor provided the Bears lone rushing TD on a 1-yard plunge in the 3rd quarter.

With the win, the Bears erased a 2-game skid and improved to 5-3. Lovie Smith’s squad will welcome the Vikings next Sunday at Soldier Field for an ever-so important divisional matchup.

Lions: The Vikings weren’t the only team that needed OT play to decide its fate, but the Detroit Lions ended up on the other end of that scenario with a 23-20 OT loss to the NY Jets at Ford Field.

The Lions led 20-10 early in the 4th quarter, but couldn’t put a halt to the Jets 56- and 60-yard scoring drives late in the game to force OT action. The 56-yard scoring drive ended with a 1-yard TD dive by QB Mark Sanchez while the 60-yard drive resulted in a 36-yard FG to knot the score at 20.

The Jets received the OT kickoff and got into favorable field position for a 30-yard game-winning FG, dropping the Lions to 2-6 on the season.

Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 20 of 36 passes for 240 yards and 2 TDs before re-injuring his right shoulder and leaving with 5:19 remaining in the game.

The Lions will travel to Buffalo to take on the winless Bills next Sunday.

Packers: The NFC North leading Green Bay Packers took advantage of a struggling Dallas Cowboys team on Sunday night to the tune of a 45-7 blowout victory at Lambeau Field.

The Packers dominated in all facets of the game – QB Aaron Rodgers completed 27 of 34 passes for 289 yards and 3 TDs, WR James Jones led all receivers with 8 receptions for 123 yards and a TD and the Packers defense registered 4 sacks on Cowboys QB Jon Kitna.

Green Bay improves to 6-3 and retains the divisional lead. Following their bye week, the Packers will cross the border to take on the Vikings at Mall of America Field for a Week 11 NFC North showdown that will likely pose playoff implications.

Standings:
Packers 6-3
Bears 5-3
Vikings 3-5
Lions 2-6


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21 Responses to “Week 9 NFC North Roundup”

  1. By govikes1 on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    What does Paul Allen think about Chili and all the currect drama? Is it real or will this blow over?

  2. By fire childress on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    why is Chilly still here? he doesn’t even call the plays now, and we are a better team for it. the players are getting a lift from Farve now, basically Farve is the qb and coach now.

  3. By Rick James on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    Perfect shot to gain some much needed ground. Go to Chi town and lay a beating on the Bears, and then back home to take care of the Slackers! We gotta take care of what we can control and the rest will fall into place!

  4. By fire childress on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    we are not going to beat the good team like the New York Giants if Chilly is still here

  5. By UncleFester on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Fire Childress if you don’t have anything positive to say why don’t you just go away or just shut the #&%^ up .

  6. By fire childress on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    uncleFester, why don’t you go find your boyfriend you BU TTBANGER

  7. By purplehaze on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    we’re a long shot, but hey anythings possible, this division is weak and the pack, is the team to beat, they dismantled the cowboys but they suck anyway even with romeo, the next two games will define this season for the team and still, chili dog is a bad game away from joining wade on the unemployment line, wade is gone today…

  8. By Bruce on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    Been some hype surrounding Childress’s comment about Favre needing a hug. The thing is that people took it as being a swipe at Favre in Childress’s typical sacarasm.

    THAT IS CHILDRESS’S BIGGEST PROBLEM. HE HAS SUCH A DRY SENSE OF HUMOR AND HE DOESN’T JOKE AROUNG ENOUGH WITH HIS PLAYERS. THEY DON’T TRUST HIM, HE IS TOO BUSINESS LIKE AND DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO CONNECT WITH PLAYERS.

    LISTEN CHILDRESS, FAVRE HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. PLAYERS, FANS & REPORTERS LOVE THAT ABOUT HIM. WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE AFTER HEARING WHAT FAVRE SAID IN HIS CONFERENCE ABOUT NOT GETTING A HUG AND JOKING THAT HE NEEDS ONE, WAS GO UP TO FAVRE IN THE LOCKER ROOM OR IN PRACTICE AND COME UP BEHIND HIM AND HUGGED HIM IN FRONT OF THE PLAYERS AND SAID WITH A SMILE ON YOUR FACE…. “HEY I HEARD YOU WANTED A HUG FROM ME”

    AND DO IT IN A JOKING WAY WITH FAVRE. HE WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY AND SO WOULD HAVE THE OTHER PLAYERS. BRAD, YOU NEED TO CONNECT WITH THESE PLAYERS. NOT SAYING YOU HAVE TO BE THEIR FRIEND OR ANYTHING (BUT THAT WOULDN’T BE A BAD THING EITHER) BUT JUST HAVE THEIR BACKS, BE A COOL COACH AND NOT SO SERIOUS ALL THE TIME. JOKE AROUND WITH THEM, TAKE THEM ALL OUT EAT OR TAKE THEM GOOFY GOLFING OR SOMETHING.

    BASICALLY, LIGHTEN UP, LISTEN TO THEIR IDEAS, AND HAVE THEIR BACK.
    YOU DO THAT FOR THEM, AND THEY WILL ALWAYS HAVE YOUR BACK AND PLAY THEIR A S S E S OFF FOR YOU.

    TRUST ME BRAD, TRY THIS APPROACH AND YOU WILL HAVE A BETTER SITUATION WITH YOUR GUYS

  9. By cal on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    playoff atmosphere in november I love it

  10. By Moss84 on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    Fire 4 eyes!!!!

  11. By purplehaze on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    BRUCE, CHILI ISN’T ABOUT WARM AND FUZZIE FEELINGS, HE IS WHO HE IS; HE’D HAVE TO HAVE A COMPLETE PERSONALITY OVERHAUL TO DO WHAT YOU SUGGEST; BUT, HE HOPEFULLY IS SAVY ENOUGH TO RECOGNIZE A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT AND BUILD SOME TRUST WITH HIS GUYS, AND WILL USE THE CURRENT GOOD VIBE IN THE LOCKER ROOM TO BUILD SOME REPORE WITH THIS TEAM…STILL, DON’T YOU THINK HE IS ONE SOLID LOSS AWAY FROM BEING DUMPED AS COACH? MOST PEOPLE WOULD AGREE WITH THAT. INCLUDING ME.

  12. By Bruce on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    Yes to be honest, I am ready for a change. You are probably right about Chilly. Once a grinch always a grinch. There is something to be said for Moss gushing over Bill Belichick, not that I liked what he did being a Viking at the time. But it does show how good of relationship he has with his players and that is why he has such a great winning record. Everything contributes to a team’s sucess, including the relationship between the coach and the players.

  13. By trapper11 on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    Why did’nt Childress challenge the touchdown? Why did he let time expire at the end of the first half with plenty of time and timeouts left to score. Childress should be fired.

  14. By Rogerthevikefan on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    Happy we won but I was hoping we would lose so we could have tossed chilly in the garbage. Promote Fraizer the team respects him.

  15. By purplehaze on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    right; dillusions of grandeur that the vikes would lose and chilidog would be history; came within 5 minutes of the dream coming true…

  16. By TW VIKE on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    fire childress- Our players can beat any team, do not give up on them. I agree with you, Fire that Fv<KING IDIOT CHILDRESS. Our team needs a coach to lead them, a coach with B@LLS!!!!

  17. By Black Sheep on Nov 8, 2010 | Reply

    Vikings, beating the Bears? Beating the Packers? Delusional. Mabe next year.

  18. By chaos on Nov 9, 2010 | Reply

    I dont see how insulting your 3 time MVP QB is funny

  19. By chaos on Nov 9, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Black sheep, I dont know if u saw that game against the Packers, but we scored a TD with Shiancoe that didnt count. Do the math 24+7= 31. Packers scored 28. final score 31-28 Vikings.

  20. By purplehaze on Nov 9, 2010 | Reply

    black sheep,

    little bo peep called, your apparently missing from the herd, go back to bear or packer land and stay off the blog..

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