Packers: Updated NFC North standings after Week 3

Green Bay Packers, Romeo Doubs (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers weren’t the only winners in the NFC North in Week 3.

Another eventful weekend in the NFC North saw victories for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, and Chicago Bears.

The Packers held on to win a defensive battle against the previously-undefeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was an impressive road victory, Green Bay’s second consecutive win.

But is it enough to put the Packers into first place in the NFC North? Not so fast.

Packers remain second in NFC North after Week 3

Here are the updated NFC North standings after Week 3:

  1. Minnesota Vikings (2-1)
  2. Green Bay Packers (2-1)
  3. Chicago Bears (2-1)
  4. Detroit Lions (1-2)

Minnesota maintains its advantage in the division due to its divisional record. The Vikings improved to 2-0 in the NFC North with a victory over the Detroit Lions.

Despite trailing 14-0 and 24-14 at different points in the game, the Vikings fought back to steal the win late on. A game-winning touchdown with only 45 seconds remaining handed Minnesota its second victory of the season.

Good teams find ways to win even when they’re not at their best.

It’s a tough loss for the Lions who, despite playing well, drop a crucial game.

The Bears won a close one against the Houston Texans.

Like last week, they didn’t seem to trust quarterback Justin Fields. Fields only had 17 pass attempts, completing just eight for 106 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions.

Chicago won with its ground game, rushing for an impressive 281 yards and two touchdowns. Khalil Herbert led the way with 157 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.

The Bears’ defense also came up with two turnovers.

It’s win number two for Chicago, but it may be tough to make a serious playoff push if the entire offense goes through the ground game. The Bears will need more from Fields as the season goes on.

Here we are, three weeks into the season, and three NFC North teams have winning records. Just as everyone predicted.

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