Around the NFC North: Week 2
It was a tough night for the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles. They scored 14 fourth quarter points, but it was not enough as they lost 34-28. While the Vikings were only able to gain 28 yards on the ground, Justin Jefferson had a huge night through the air with 11 catches for 159 yards. Minnesota totaled 346 yards through the air in the loss. The defending NFC North Champions are now 0-2. They have a home date with the Los Angeles Chargers next week.
The Chicago Bears also fell to 0-2 with a 27-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Justin Fields had a rushing touchdown and a passing touchdown but only totaled three yards on the ground and threw two interceptions. Through two games Fields has only gained 62 yards on the ground. Chicago did get a good game from D.J. Moore who had six catches for 104 yards. Mike Evans crushed the Bears’ defense to the tune of six catches for 171 yards and a touchdown. Chicago travels to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs next week.
Detroit lost a heartbreaker in overtime to the Seattle Seahawks 37-31. The Lions tied the game with a 38-yard field goal as time expired. They would never touch the ball in overtime as Seattle went right down the field and scored a touchdown after winning the toss. Jared off had a big day in the loss with 323 yards passing and three touchdowns. The Lions have a home game against the Atlanta Falcons in week three.
The Green Bay Packers blew a fourth quarter lead in Atlanta and lost to the Falcons 25-24. Jordan Love only threw for 151 yards but he did throw three touchdowns on the afternoon. Green Bay played without their WR1 Christian Watson for the second straight week. They were also missing Aaron Jones in this one. It might have been a different story had they had Jones out there to help ice the game in the fourth quarter. The Packers have a home game with the New Orleans Saints next week.
NFC North Standings
Green Bay Packers 1-1
Detroit Lions 1-1
Minnesota Vikings 0-2
Chicago Bears 0-2