Sunday November 8th the Vikings enjoy the bye week taking advantage of the time off and yet they still increase their division lead over both the Packers and Bears. Could it get any better?
The Chicago Bears implode and blow an opportunity against the precarious Arizona Cardinals and the Packers come up short against the leagues previously only UNvictorious team, Tampa Bay's Bucaneers. Both games highlight the degree of hilarity in regards to numerous sport experts picking either or both of them to finish ahead of the defending division champion Minnesota Vikings.
ESPN's NFC North blogger K. Seifert had an item of discussion this week debating which of these teams had a better opportunity to win a WildCard playoff spot after preseason suggestions that the NFC North could produce both NFC WildCard teams. Given each teams body of work to this point in the season it was a ridiculous premise that either of these teams was playoff calibur. These teams might not finish .500.
On a side note: Didn't it look as though Aaron Rodgers was looking to sabotage JA's Pro Bowl chances, allowing himself to be sacked another 33 times (or 4)?