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NFL standings, Week 3: Breaking down the NFC North heading toward Week 4

The NFC North has wrapped up Week 3. We break down the standings and playoff implications as we move toward Week 4.

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers calls a play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the fourth quarter in the game at Raymond James Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

It would appear the Pack is back. The Packers controlled things against the Buccaneers in Week 3 and held off a late comeback attempt to win 14-12 and improve to 2-1. The NFC North has gotten off to a solid start overall record-wise, but the Packers feel like the team to beat.

The Bears and Vikings both won, but both have a lot of questions and didn’t look good for much of their Week 3 performances. The Bears barely beat a bad Texans squad, kicking a field goal as time expired to get the win. Meanwhile, the Vikings had to fight back from a ten-point deficit to beat the Lions in the closing minutes. Wins are wins, but both teams have a long way to go to compete with the Packers for the division title.

As for the Lions? They’re an interesting team that is going to give a lot of teams a lot of trouble. They’re not likely to claim a playoff berth, but they’ll keep things interesting for Lions fans (and opposing fans) all season long.

Below is a rundown of the NFC North division standings, each team’s opponent next week, and their division title odds at DraftKings Sportsbook heading toward Week 4.

2022-23 NFC North standings

NFC North Record Wk opp Week 1 Week 18
NFC North Record Wk opp Week 1 Week 18
Minnesota Vikings 12-4 @ CHI +250 OTB
Detroit Lions 8-8 @ GB +1000 OTB
Green Bay Packers 8-8 vs. DET -175 OTB
Chicago Bears 3-13 vs. MIN +1500 OTB