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NFC North Standings: You've Got Company, Minnesota

With the Lions winning on Sunday and Minnesota losing, there is now a two-way tie for third place in the NFC North between the two teams. The post-Week 8 NFC North standings look like this:

Team W L T Pct. PF PA Net Div.
Green Bay Packers 5 3 0 .625 176 136 +40 2-1
Chicago Bears 4 3 0 .571 126 114 +12 2-0
Minnesota Vikings 2 5 0 .286 129 144 -15 1-1
Detroit Lions 2 5 0 .286 183 165 +18 0-3

Two quick comments: 1) The Vikings play at home against Arizona next Sunday, which is a very winnable game. If the Lions want to keep pace, they will likely have to upset the Jets. 2) Had the referees not screwed Detroit in the first game of the season, the Lions and Bears would be tied for second right now. I don't think I'm ever going to be able to move past the what-if scenarios regarding what the standings could look like. Oh, well.

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