By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN
Welcome to the stretch run of the 2019 season.
The NFC North really hasn’t been the battle that most thought it would be at the beginning of the season.
But in the end, it looks like it’s coming down to the usual suspects.
Today, I’m taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not going into the last part of the season in the NFC North.
So, without further ado and/or fanfare here we go.
First up, the Chicago Bears. Yes, they’ve had a less than impressive season compared to last year, and at times their offense has looked lost and disjointed. They’ve got the hot hand. They’ve won their last two games and pulled to .500 on the season. Even though those wins came against the Lions and the Giants, a win is a win, and you can’t be too mad at that. Their next few games will show us if they’ve really started to get it together this late in the season. They play the Cowboys, Packers, Chiefs, and Vikings. Not exactly smooth sailing to finish it out. God Speed Monsters of the Midway.
Through 12 games, the Bears defense ranks fourth in the NFL allowing 17.3 points per game. Only the Patriots, 49ers and Bills are ahead.
Despite injuries and inconsistencies, Chicago still has a top-five defense in points surrendered this season.
— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) December 2, 2019
Green Bay Packers can take the 2 spot.
They looked good against the Giants this past Sunday, but got embarrassed against the 49ers week 12. While I understand that losses happen, I just thought that the Packers would put up more of a showing against the 49ers. They didn’t. But…football. Their last 4 games are against Washington, the Vikings, Bears, and Lions. They will probably be sitting quite pretty at the top of the division when all is said and done.
Coming in at number 3. The Minnesota Vikings.
(I’m gonna just leave this tweet right here)
I will never be able to say “Minnesota Vikings” the same again thanks to Lizzo.
— Ashley Iaconetti (@ashleyiaco) December 3, 2019
They lost a tough one to Seattle Monday night. But they were playing in Seattle, which is a very tough place to win. But they won 3 of their last 4 going into Seattle. Plus, they’re looking pretty good. Despite the fact that their wide receiver Adam Thielen didn’t play yet again.
And bringing up the rear are the Detroit Lions. Do you realize that they’ve had a lead in every game that they’ve played this season? Maybe I’ve mentioned that before. Despite that, they’ve lost 5 games in a row, and not showing signs of slowing down. Oh…and they’re officially eliminated from the playoffs. How much longer until the draft again?
How’d I do with my rankings? Let me know your thoughts!!
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