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NFC North In Review: Week 6

The teams of the Black and Blue division are starting to look like who we thought they were.

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As discussed in a post on Saturday, the NFC North division saw three of its teams travel for tough road tests this weekend, along with one team getting a week off. Those games brought the division closer together, as all the divisional teams that played played more like the teams that we expected coming into the season.

Green Bay Packers 42, @ Houston Texans 24

We all know about this one. The Packers moved back to .500 with an emphatic win on Sunday night.

Detroit Lions 26, @ Philadelphia Eagles 23 (OT)

The Lions made a frantic comeback in the fourth quarter, scoring 17 points in the final frame and erasing a 10-point lead with five minutes left to send the game to overtime. Jason Hanson was his typical clutch self and hit a field goal at the end of regulation and another in overtime to give the Lions the win.

Michael Vick continued to be turnover-prone, as he threw two interceptions while being sacked three times. There were big receiving days all around, with Calvin Johnson catching six passes for 135 yards and Jeremy Maclin going six for 130 and a score. Ultimately, a three-and-out for the Eagles was what gave the ball back to Matthew Stafford and company with a chance to tie, but they could not convert a first down and punted with 2:27 to go.

@ Washington Redskins 38, Minnesota Vikings 26

Robert Griffin III showed no lasting effects from his concussion, running circles around the Vikings defense to the tune of 138 yards and two scores. The big highlight from this game is RGIII's 76-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter, which put the game out of reach.

Christian Ponder attempted 52 passes in the game, completing 35 (67%) for 352 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Percy Harvin continued to look frightening, breaking six tackles on his way to an 11-catch, 133-yard day. Ultimately, the Vikings' inability to score when they reached the red zone early doomed them, as they got deep in Redskins territory three times in the first quarter but scored only field goals each time.

Chicago Bears: Bye

Here are your NFC North standings after Week 6:

Team W L T
Chicago Bears 4 1 0
Minnesota Vikings 4 2 0
Green Bay Packers 3 3 0
Detroit Lions 2 3 0