The Green Bay Packers are now 4-5-1 after losing in Seattle on Thursday night, and they face an uphill climb to reach the top of the NFC North. The good news for the Packers is that tonight, at least one of the two teams above them in the division standings will lose barring a tie game.
That’s because the 6-3 Chicago Bears host the 5-3-1 Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football. On paper, the Bears look like the better team; believe it or not, they are actually in the top five in the NFL both in total points scored and allowed. The Bears also feature the tenth-ranked offense and top ranked defense by DVOA, while Minnesota sits at 17th and 7th respectively.
The two teams will meet again later this season, however, as they close out the regular season in week 17 in Minnesota.
Here’s your Sunday NFL schedule for this week.
All games kick off at 1:00 PM ET/12 Noon CT
TIAA Bank Field
Houston Texans at Washington
M&T Bank Stadium
Lucas Oil Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
1:05 PM PT (4:05 ET)
2:05 PM MT (4:05 ET)
State Farm Stadium
3:25 PM CT (4:25 ET)
New Orleans, LA
Sunday Night Football
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
7:20 PM CT (8:20 ET)