The NFC North standings have turned upside down from last season with the results of Week 1.
Defending champion Green Bay is in last place with a 30-22 loss to the 49ers. The Lions, Bears and Vikings all won to tie for first.
Here are the Week 1 highlights of the Lions’ three North opponents:
Bears 41, Colts 21
Game wrap: The Colts scored first on an interception return for a 7-0 lead but were dominated the rest of the way. Rookie QB Andrew Luck completed 23 of 45 passes for 309 yards and a touchdown but had three interceptions.
Key stat: The Bears had a 5-1 advantage in turnover differential.
Bears leaders: Jay Cutler completed 21 of 35 passes for 333 yards, two TDs and an interception.
Newcomer Brandon Marshall had nine catches for 119 yards and a TD, and Matt Forte showed he has recovered from a knee injury sustained late last season by gaining 80 yards on 16 carries.
Next game: Thursday at Green Bay (0-1), 8:20 p.m. (Detroit time).
Vikings 26, Jaguars 23 - OT
Game wrap: The Jaguars took a 23-20 lead on Blaine Gabbert’s TD pass to Justin Blackmon with 20 seconds left, but the Vikings tied it on a 55-yard field goal by Blair Walsh on the final play of regulation.
Walsh connected from 38 yards in OT to win it.
Key stat: The Vikings were only 2-10 on third-down conversions to 9-18 for the Jaguars but still won.
Vikings leaders: In his first game since returning from season-ending knee surgery, Adrian Peterson started and rushed 17 times for 84 yards and two TDs.
Second-year QB Christian Ponder played well, completing 20 of 27 passes for 270 yards. He had no TDs or interceptions.
Next game: Sunday at Indianapolis (0-1), 1 p.m. (Detroit time).
49ers 30, Packers 22
Game wrap: The 49ers’ dominated the running game, and QB Alex Smith was efficient, completing 19 of 25 passes for 196 yards and two TDs without an interception. Aaron Rodgers had a late interception that the 49ers turned into a TD that widened their lead to 30-15.
Key stat: The Packers are three months ahead of last year in losing. They were 13-0 before losing at Kansas City in Game 14 on Dec. 18.
Packers leaders: Aaron Rodgers passed for 303 yards and two TDs with an interception, but the 49ers had a 186-45 advantage in rushing yards. Cedric Benson, a key free-agent signing for the Packers, was held to 18 yards on nine carries.
Next game: Home vs. Bears (1-0), Thursday at 8:20 p.m. (Detroit time).