On Sunday, the Packers continued that success, defeating the Bears 24-14 to improve their record to 5-1 and notch their fifth-straight win against their border rivals. Against Chicago, Green Bay is now 20-4 since the 2010 season, proving Aaron Rodgers’ comments about “owning” the Bears to be fairly accurate. Perhaps with continued growth from Justin Fields, the Bears will one day flip the script, but Sunday’s lack of offensive explosiveness prevented that from happening.
Today’s divisional rundown dives back into Fields and the Bears’ loss, but also visits the overtime triumph in Minnesota and sorrow in winless Detroit.
Chicago Bears (3-3)
Lost 24-14 vs. Green Bay; Next at Tampa Bay
Week 6 recap: Chicago Bears’ 24-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers ends a 2-game winning streak and sends them to their 5th straight defeat in the series
From the Chicago sideline, here is the recap of Sunday’s rivalry contest.
Chicago’s failures against Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers are recognized, as the Bears lost to the Packers again with yet another quarterback at the helm.
Nagy acknowledged incremental growth from Justin Fields, even though a lack of explosive plays hindered the Bears from scoring more than 14 points.
Detroit Lions (0-6)
Lost 34-11 vs. Cincinnati; Next at LA Rams
Detroit is the league’s final winless team after a home thrashing from Cincinnati in which the Bengals led from their first offensive drive of the game.
The Lions rank 28th in the NFL in points per game and Goff’s ranks among starting quarterbacks are equally as uninspiring after the first third of the season.
Goff will not be the only Lion making a return trip to Los Angeles this week. Brockers has taken on a leadership role for a young, struggling Lions team and played some of his best football of the past few years.
Minnesota Vikings (3-3)
Won 34-28 at Carolina (OT); Next is the bye week
Kirk Cousins carries Vikings to overtime victory over Panthers after another late defensive collapse
Minnesota emerged victorious in overtime despite losing a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter and making multiple mistakes in all phases to keep Carolina in the game.
The Vikings enter the bye week with some unfortunate news after their veteran cornerback was injured toward the end of Sunday’s game.
After battling through injury setbacks to begin his NFL career, the Vikings’ first-rounder assisted the run game in his first start, while slowing down pass-rusher Brian Burns.