NFC North roundup: What happened during the Vikings’ bye?
The Minnesota Vikings had their bye in Week 5, but the rest of the NFC North had a bye. Still in decent position at 2-2 on the season, the Vikings must now worry about the rallying Bears. The Lions are still the bottom-feeders in the division, and the Packers still reign supreme.
Here's how everything shook out during the Vikings' bye in Week 5.
Packers 24, Rams 10
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers overcame three turnovers at home, as he led the Packers to a two-touchdown victory over the Rams. In addition to two interceptions (and a lost fumble), Rodgers threw touchdown strikes to wide receivers Ty Montgomery and James Jones. The Packers continue to play stifling defense, as they picked off Rams quarterback Nick Foles four times on Sunday. Green Bay remains undefeated at 5-0.
Bears 18, Chiefs 17
The Bears have bounced back from three straight losses to win two in a row. Both victories required a game-winning drive from quarterback Jay Cutler. He found trusty running back Matt Forte for a seven-yard, game-winning touchdown to beat the Chiefs with 18 seconds left on Sunday. The veteran signal-caller showed incredible poise to recollect the ball after bobbling the snap on the go-ahead play.
Cardinals 42, Lions 17
The Lions barely even showed up to play on Sunday, as they fell to 0-5 in embarrassing fashion. Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer spread the ball around to all of his playmakers, as they took turns beating up on Detroit's defense. The Lions turned the ball over six times on offense, quarterback Matthew Stafford (three interceptions) was benched and backup Dan Orlovsky finished the game.