Week 13 pivotal in NFC North race
The difference one win can make.
Following the Lions’ Thanksgiving victory over the Vikings, the Packers slipped three games behind the division lead. But with a win on Monday night, the gap shortens to two games.
Detroit visits New Orleans this week, a game the Saints will be favored to win. Minnesota hosts Dallas, who have won their past 10 games. Green Bay returns to Lambeau to take on Houston. Should the Packers take down the Texans, they may find themselves just a game behind the Lions entering Week 14.
Green Bay meets both Detroit and Minnesota again before season’s end. Victory at Ford Field would seal a season sweep over the Lions and give the Packers the all-important tiebreaker.
Defeat in Philly would have all but ended the Packers’ playoff ambitions. Instead, an impressive road victory inspires hope in Packers News. Aaron Rodgers often plays his best ball when his back is against the wall, as was evident Monday night, and as long as he’s healthy, the Packers will have more than a fighter’s chance in every game they play.
The NFC North isn’t ready to be painted blue just yet.