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Result: Defeated Detroit Lions 48-25
Acme Packing Company's Take:

This is what a superior team is supposed to do to an inferior opponent. Yes, Detroit came back from a 21-0 deficit to grab a 25-24 lead in the 4th quarter. But Detroit held that 1 point lead for 2 1/2 minutes before the Packers scored 24 unanswered points. As close as this game was at 25-24, I was only upset they blew a big 21 point lead and I wasn't worried that QB Aaron Rodgers would lead another scoring drive.
Stat of the Week: Aaron Rodgers - 24/38, 328 yards, 3 TDS, 0INTs
Next Opponent: Dallas Cowboys (1-0)
WCG's Take: With the exception of short period where they let Detroit get back in the game, the Green Bay Packers have looked wholy impressive. With the Bears and Vikings playing this inconsistent, the Packers can do a lot to put the division out of reach early.



Result: Lost to Carolina Panthers 20-17
Windy City Gridiron's Take:

Once again the Bears show that with an only average QB and a below average offensive coordianator that they can snatch defeat from the hands of victory.
Stat of the Week:Matt Forte - 92 yards, Greg Olsen - 2 fumbles lost
Next Opponent: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1)
WCG's Take: Sadly, this is what we have to look forward to all year. The passing game will remain inconsistent and start affecting the run game, then the Bears are in a world of hurt.



Result: Lost to Indianapolis Colts 18-15
Daily Norseman's Take:

You've got to be kidding me with this garbage. This is why they're the Colts and we're the Vikings.
Stat of the Week:Adrian Peterson - 160 yards, Ryan Longwell - 5 FGs
Next Opponent: Carolina Panthers (2-0)
WCG's Take: Minnesota and Chicago mirror each other so much. It will be a toss up week to week over who has the worst QB and recievers.



Result: Lost to Green Bay Packers 48-25
Pride of Detroit's Take:

The Lions are always finding new ways to lose, and after their performance on Sunday against the Packers, I'd say they're going to have to add that game to the ever-growing list.
Stat of the Week:Jon Kitna - 21/41, 276 yards, 2 TDs, 3 INTs, Calvin Johnson - 6 Recs, 129 yards, 2 TDs
Next Opponent: San Francisco (1-1)
WCG's Take: So long as the Detroit Lions are in this division they will always be the worst team of the 4. Even if they finish with a 16-0 record, they are still the worse simply because they are the Lions. Year after year they bring in talent and year after year they flounder and can't get it done.