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Packers stay in second place of NFC North after bye

October 22, 2018 - 6:42 am

The NFC North has been one of the closest races in the NFL through the first seven weeks of the season. The Green Bay Packers are still in second place even after the bye week.

The Chicago Bears entered the week in first place but a 38-31 loss to the New England Patriots dropped them down to last. The Minnesota Vikings moved into first place after a 37-17 win on the road against the New York Jets.

The Packers now enter perhaps their toughest stretch of the season, with games against the Rams, Patriots and Vikings, all on the road. Read more here.