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NFC North Rundown: Is the door closed on Mitchell Trubisky in Chicago?

Nick Foles rushed in to save the day for the Bears and that could spell the end for the team’s former first-round pick.

Chicago Bears v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

With another 37-point performance, the Green Bay Packers’ offense continued to prove it was for real on Sunday night, besting the New Orleans Saints in a battle of NFC contenders. The Packers improved their mark to 3-0, maintaining their position atop the division as September comes to a close.

Keeping pace with the Packers were the Chicago Bears, winners by way of another multiple-touchdown comeback in the fourth quarter. Although the Bears’ wins have not been pretty, their record indicates a strong possibility of making the playoffs and perhaps those chances will rise with a long-awaited change at quarterback.

Nick Foles will be the new Chicago signal caller and that news dominates today’s NFC North rundown, even with Detroit grabbing its first victory and the Vikings continuing their gradual descent.

Chicago Bears (3-0)

Won 30-26 at Atlanta; Next vs. Indianapolis

Bears HC Matt Nagy announces Nick Foles replaces Mitchell Trubisky as starting QB

The writer’s quote sums it up. “With Trubisky, Nagy was forced to run mostly bland, basic concepts. ... With Foles in, the Bears’ pass game immediately becomes more versatile.”

5 things we learned from Bears offensive coaches

More on the two things Foles does well under center, as well as a prediction on Jimmy Graham’s production the rest of the season.

What the Bears’ 3-0 start says about their playoff chances in 2020

Chicago’s wins have been close, but a 3-0 start is favorable for its postseason chances according to the numbers.

Detroit Lions (1-2)

Won 26-23 at Arizona; Next vs. New Orleans

Lions’ Matt Patricia won’t ‘ride the roller coaster’, seeks consistency after victory

There was joy in the locker room, but Patricia is seeking to stay headstrong throughout the wins and losses while sitting on the hot seat.

For the first time in a while, Detroit Lions’ defense offers a glimmer of hope for the future

The Lions had multiple interceptions in a single game for the first time under Patricia, picking off three passes in the contest.

Detroit Lions Week 3 snap counts: Tracy Walker doesn’t leave the field, Jarrad Davis barely sees it

Perhaps the most notable observation was a new starter at inside linebacker and an all-time low snap count for Davis as a result.

Minnesota Vikings (0-3)

Lost 31-30 vs. Tennessee; Next at Houston

Mike Zimmer says final drive was ‘a complete disaster’ for Vikings

This particular fourth-and-26 opportunity did not pan out and the head ball coach was not pleased with his offense’s mistakes on the last drive of the game.

Danielle Hunter reportedly not returning to Vikings in near future

The Vikings’ defensive end is eligible to return from injured reserve next week, but that does not seem likely at this juncture.

Vikings are 0-3, and three players are still around from when it happened before

It’s been seven years since the Vikings were in this position, and it eventually cost Leslie Frazier his job by the end of the year.