The other two NFC North teams played on Sunday; Lions at Bears. It was tied at halftime, 21-21, and rookie QB Matthew Stafford was good for the 2nd week in a row. But the 2nd half was a disaster for the Lions, and unsurprisingly, the Bears pulled away. The special teams failed the Lions in the 2nd half, but the Lions special teams unit was ranked as the 3rd best unit after the first three weeks by Football Outsiders. To add to the 2nd half collapse, Stafford injured his knee and was replaced by QB Daunte Culpepper. The result wasn't surprising and it remains a tight race a top the NFC North.
I have trouble saying this is a must-win game. It would be a big win, and it's one of their toughest road games of the season. Only the game in Pittsburgh could be more difficult road game. Do they have to win this or is it just one that we'd all like them to win?