The first week of the NFL season is in the books and half of the NFC North teams are feeling good about themselves (Lions and Bears) and the other half (Packers and Vikings) are facing the prospect of an 0-2 start without good performances this weekend.
Here’s a quick look at the headlines surrounding the Packers, Bears and Vikings heading into the weekend matchups:
GREEN BAY (0-1) vs. WASHINGTON (0-1)
Stat of the game: Green Bay has won 20 of its last 21 regular season games at Lambeau Field, with the only loss coming to San Francisco in last season's home opener.
Packers’ Next Opponent: Redskins
Underrated tackles held up well
Matthews: ‘I’m an awesome player, not a dirty player’
LB Clay Matthews (Photo: AP IMAGES)
Kuhn paving the way for Lacy’s improvement
Packers defensive front asked to stuff the run
CHICAGO (1-0) vs. MINNESOTA (0-1)
Stat of the game: Chicago has won 11 of last 12 at home over Minnesota and is averaging more than 35 points per game during current five-game winning streak over Vikings at home.
Bears need the old Peppers not an old one
Cutler’s cool at tough time impresses Trestman
Bears gear up for Christian Ponder
Offensive line ready for next test vs. Vikings
Gould nails 10 straight from long range
Adrian Peterson looks to rebound vs. Bears
Musgrave talks adding plays for Patterson and more
Simpson’s big game sparks questions about Vikings receivers
Vikings notes: Williams seems likely to play vs. Bears
Linebacker Marvin Mitchell plans on keeping starting job