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Glance Around the NFC North

Before the NFL calendar flips to Week 11 and the Vikings begin a stretch of two consecutive division games (at Chicago, vs. Green Bay), here's a snapshot look at the NFC North. Every team in the division has played nine games and has had its bye, but there is still plenty to be settled as Chicago has yet to play either Detroit or Minnesota, the Lions close the season with two straight division games the Packers prepare for consecutive games vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, Vikings and New England Patriots.

Detroit Lions
1st Place
Record: 7-2 (2-0 in NFC North)
Streak: 4 Wins

Last Week: Win (20-16 vs. Miami)
Matthew Stafford led Detroit to another thrilling victory in the final minutes, throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass to RB Theo Riddick with 29 seconds remaining to lift the Lions to victory.

Up Next: at Arizona Cardinals

Remaining Schedule:
at New England
vs. Chicago
vs. Tampa Bay
vs. Minnesota
at Chicago
at Green Bay

RB Reggie Bush (left last week's game)
TE Eric Ebron (did not play last week)
DT Nick Fairley (did not play last week)
RG Larry Warford (out indefinitely)

Green Bay Packers2nd place
Record: 6-3 (3-1 in NFC North)
Streak: 1 Win

Last Week: Win (55-14 vs. Chicago)
Aaron Rodgers threw six touchdown passes in the first half and the Packers routed the reeling Bears 55-14 on Sunday night.

Up Next: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Remaining Schedule:
at Minnesota
vs. New England
vs. Atlanta
at Buffalo
at Tampa Bay
vs. Detroit

G Josh Sitton (played last week)
G T.J. Lang (played last week)
DT BJ Raji (out for season)

Minnesota Vikings
3rd Place
Record: 4-5 (0-2 in NFC North)
Streak: 2 Wins

Last Week: Bye

Up Next: at Chicago Bears

Remaining Schedule:
vs. Green Bay
vs. Carolina
vs. NY Jets
at Detroit
at Miami
vs. Chicago

QB Matt Cassel (out for season)
G Brandon Fusco (out for season)
RB Adrian Peterson (non-injury related)

Chicago Bears4th place
Record: 3-6 (0-2 in NFC North)
Streak: 3 Losses

Last Week: Loss (55-14 at Green Bay)
The offense surrendered four sacks, turned it over three times and was just 3 of 12 on 3rd down while the defense gave up six passing touchdowns in the first half, as Green Bay rolled the Bears at Lambeau Field on Sunday Night Football.

Up Next: vs. Minnesota Vikings

Remaining Schedule:
vs. Minnesota
vs. Tampa Bay
at Detroit
vs. Dallas
vs. New Orleans
vs. Detroit
at Minnesota

DE Lamarr Houston (out for season)
G Matt Slauson (out for season)
CB Charles Tillman (out for season)

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