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Lions seize 2nd place after Week 11

It may still be a long way to the top, but the Detroit Lions are rocking and rolling up the standings in the NFC North. Week 11 ends with the Lions in second place in the division on the heels of Detroit’s first three-game win streak since 2017.

The Lions rolled the Giants, 31-18, in a game where Dan Campbell’s team wasn’t seriously threatened after halftime. The win raised the Lions record to 4-6, an impressive turnaround from the 1-6 start.

What happened around the rest of the NFC North? In a word, losing…

Chicago Bears

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The Bears hit the road to Atlanta and played well enough to win on both offense and defense, but special teams ruined the day for Chicago. Falcons RB Cordarrelle Patterson set the NFL record with his ninth career kick return for a touchdown and Younghoe Koo nailed two clutch field goals to give the host Falcons a 27-24 win. Bears kicker Cairo Santos missed a field goal just before halftime, extending his woes after Santos missed a critical extra point in last week’s 1-point loss to the Lions.

The loss, Chicago’s fourth in a row, drops the Bears to 3-8. And it could be even worse for the Bears, who play at the Jets in Week 12:

Green Bay Packers

Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons (98) celebrates sacking Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) in the fourth quarter during their football game  Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK

The Packers kicked off the weekend by hosting the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night. Hoping to build off the momentum of upsetting the Cowboys in Week 10, instead the Packers lost for the sixth time in seven games.

Tennessee firmly controlled the game for most of the night, powering its way to a 27-17 win. Green Bay did a decent job against Titans RB Derrick Henry on the ground, but Henry threw for a touchdown. Ryan Tannehill torched the Packers secondary for 333 yards and two more TDs, too.

Green Bay did have a couple of moral victories. Rookie WR Christian Watson caught two…


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Publish date : 2022-11-21 10:38:54

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