Meanwhile, in the NFC, the Detroit Lions collapsed offensively in the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers, losing the game and dropping to 6-4. The NFC North gets even weirder with the Lions’ loss as the Bears and Packers now have an opportunity to make up some ground. In the NFC East, the Eagles have taken over first place after a win on Sunday.
Here is a complete update on the AFC and NFC playoff pictures with the early games on Sunday.
Throwing deep became a liability, too easily influenced by the wind. Heavy rain left the playing surface pitted and muddy, making it difficult for the teams to run. Ray Rice and Matt Forte managed the conditions as well as they could, but both teams were forced to dink-and-dunk to avoid the conditions as much as possible.
Game Youth Tre Mason Jersey Joe Flacco was better able to throw in the wind, but the Bears offense operated better down the stretch. Chicago’s big passing targets paired with the sure-handed Forte allowed Josh McCown to throw short and control the offense. Flacco had big plays, but margins in this game were too small to afford him throwing two interceptions. There weren’t many offensive opportunities, too few to be squandered.
Authentic Youth Mikael Granlund Jersey Sunday’s win was huge for Chicago. The Detroit Lions melted down against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but still hold the lead in the NFC North with two head-to-head wins over the Bears. Sunday’s win allows Chicago to remain in the Wild Card spot, and still in a position to take over the NFC North. Meanwhile in the AFC North, it’s hard to see Baltimore being able to make a push to the playoffs following its sixth loss of the season on an afternoon when the Cincinnati Bengals extended their lead.