NFC North

What used to be the Black and Blue division, is now just a lot of good (Packers), bad (Da Bears), and the ugly (Detroit’s defense). Where does that leave the Vikings? Swimming in mediocrity.

Chicago Bears – If the Bears expect the results are going to be different, by doing the same thing, they’re set up for disappointment. Justin Fields completed just 11-of-22 passes for 174 yards. That’s just the start of the ugly play though. The Bears lost three fumbles, Fields was sacked six times, and the Bears ran the ball 59 percent of the time.

Detroit Lions – On one hand the Lions have become the top offense in the league, but they conversely have the worst defense. They lost their third nail biter of the season and were without D’Andre Swift, Amon-Ra St. Brown and their kicker Austin Siebert. They still had Jamaal Williams, T.J. Hockenson (8/179/2) and Josh Reynolds (7/81/1).

Green Bay Packers – The Packers needed the heroics of Aaron Rodgers and Mason Crosby as the team staved off defeat and a tie and instead go up 3-1. Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon dominate the touches, but Allen Lazard is looking more and more like the yardage guy. While Romeo Doubs and Robert Tonyan continue being Rodgers’ red zone targets.

Minnesota Vikings – Justin Jefferson finally broke free of the islands he’s been stuck on the last two weeks. He caught 10 passes for 147 yards and ran a touchdown in. Dalvin Cook wound up playing and touched the ball 22 times for 91 total yards. Alexander Mattison did play enough to catch a 15-yard touchdown pass. He still didn’t score 8.0 fantasy points, though. At this rate, Cook’s arm may have to fall off completely before Mattison is worth starting. As for the target watch, right now, Kirk Cousins is throwing to Jefferson and Adam Thielen. Guys like Irv Smith, K.J. Osborn, and Johnny Mundt are too inconsistent to invest in.