Week 7 NFC North standouts

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

It was 2 up and 2 down in the NFC North this past week.

The Packers cruised to their 6th victory, and the Vikings had to work a little bit, but in the end, they came away with a decent victory over the Lions.

The Lions and the Bears, on the other hand, lost.  The Bears lost to a “down” Saints team, and the Lions just left everyone scratching their heads.

Despite wins and losses on Sunday, there were some players on each team that had a great day.  Let’s head around the division and see who they were.

Minnesota Vikings:  (Yes, I still hear Lizzo every time I type this.)  This week the Vikings standout player is none other than running back Dalvin Cook. He’s just amazing. The NFL’s leading rusher had 25 touches and went for 142 yards and 2 touchdowns. And he makes it look so easy. So, so easy.

Detroit Lions:  Despite wide receiver Marvin Jones‘s best efforts, the Lions still lost. But Jones had himself a day. He had four touchdowns, three of them coming in the first half! He ended the day with 10 catches and 93 yards to go with his four touchdowns. I hope you had him in fantasy. And that he wasn’t on your bench. Unless you were playing against me.

Chicago Bears: So, there really wasn’t much to get too excited about in the Windy City on Sunday. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky didn’t look too hot and the run game looked anemic at best.  However, the one thing that Bears fans could hang their hats on (maybe??) is the performance of linebacker Danny Trevathan. He had 10 total tackles with 7 solos. He at least gave the effort.

Green Bay Packers: I guess the better question is, who’s NOT standing out for the Packers so far this season. The Packers are sitting pretty at 6-1 and in first place in the division. On Sunday they took on the Raiders, and they feasted. Well, at least QB Aaron Rodgers did this time. He was 25-31 for 429 yards and five touchdowns. And you really don’t get too much better than that. Rodgers and head coach Matt LaFleur’s relationship must be pretty solid, huh.

Alright everyone, time for you to weigh in. Did I get it right this week? Let me know your thoughts!!


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