NFC North Rundown: Matthew Stafford's start streak ends as Lions fall in divisional race

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NFC North Rundown: Matthew Stafford's start streak ends as Lions fall in divisional race
NFC North Rundown: Matthew Stafford's start streak ends as Lions fall in divisional race

The bye is here for the Green Bay Packers, entering the off week on a high note with a triumphant win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Packers' defense bent but did not break in holding Christian McCaffrey a half-yard short of the end zone as time expired. Green Bay will look ahead to a date in San Francisco in two weeks with an 8-2 record and a top spot in the NFC North standings. Elsewhere around the division, the Minnesota Vikings continue to keep the heat on Green Bay after an impressive road win in Dallas behind their defense's own crucial late-game stand. And in Chicago, the Bears broke their losing skid in an inter-division clash with Detroit. But could there be a new quarterback

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