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. The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears both sit at 6-5, while the Green Bay Packers have a record of 5-5-1, coming off a 26-26 tie with the Minnesota Vikings. Its crunch time and one of these teams will come out on top of the division. Which one will it be? The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears are both currently playing without their starting quarterbacks; Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler. The Packers are 0-3-1 without Rodgers and the Bears are 2-3 in games without Cutler (or when he has exited with injury). Despite the injuries to stars within the division, the Lions have failed to pull away, winning just two of their previous five games. The division title, and right to host a home playoff game, could be won by any team. Both the Lions and Packers control their own destiny; if either team wins out, theyre in. The playoff chances of the Lions and the Packers could change dramatically when the two teams meet on Thursday. The Packers will have Matt Flynn under centre as Rodgers continues to rehab his broken collarbone. Flynn will be the fourth quarterback to start for the Packers this season in Rodgers absence but does have experience against the Lions. Flynn threw for 480 yards, six touchdowns and one interception against the Lions on January 1, 2012 when the Packers rested Rodgers in a meaningless game for them. Flynns career day on his second career start tied Packers records for yards and touchdowns in a game. After Thursdays game, the Packers will play the Falcons (2-9), Cowboys (6-5), Steelers (5-6) and Bears (6-5). Wins over the Lions and Bears in the next five games would give the Packers a division record of 4-1-1. The Lions are reeling after two straight losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, a win over the Packers would put them on pace to win the division with season sweeps against the Packers and Bears and a 5-0 record in the division with a matchup against the Vikings looming on December 29. The Lions can clinch a playoff spot by winning out their schedule against the Packers, Eagles (6-5), Ravens (5-6), Giants (4-7) and Vikings (2-8-1). The Bears have survived life without Cutler thanks to the strong play of Josh McCown, who has thrown seven touchdowns and just one interception in five games this season. However, the Bears have struggled on defence, ranking 25th overall and dead last in the NFL against the run. The Bears need help from the Lions to clinch the division. If the Bears win out, the Lions must lose once in order for the Bears to make the playoffs and the Bears remaining schedule is against the Vikings, Cowboys, Browns (4-7), Eagles and Packers. The Bears and Packers both hope to have their starting quarterbacks playing in the Week 14 but, with both teams playing within the division this week, it may be too late. Thursday will provide a major clue as clue as to win will the division. Until then, we leave it up to you. Which team will win the NFC North? As always its Your! Call. Karlos Williams Bills Jersey
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. The Naismith trophy is awarded yearly by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to the college basketball Player of the Year.DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions put up a lot of points in beating the New England Patriots on Thursday night. But most of the talk afterward was about the suddenly stout Lions defence that forced four first-half turnovers en route to a 40-9 victory. "Thats a Hall of Fame quarterback, and we flustered him a little bit," Detroit wide receiver Nate Burleson said about Tom Brady, who threw his first interception of the preseason and led New England to only three points despite playing the entire first half. The Patriots first-team offence, which looked to be in midseason form in its first two exhibition games, was in preseason form Thursday at Ford Field. Tight end Zach Sudfeld and running backs Brandon Bolden and Shane Vereen lost fumbles and Brady was picked off in four of New Englands first five possessions. The other possession was a three-and-out that ended with Zoltan Meskos punt. "The defence set a standard today. We can be one of the better defences (in the league) if we keep working," said Louis Delmas, the oft-injured safety who returned after missing much of the preseason while recovering from a knee injury. He recovered Sudfelds fumble on the games first drive. Brady played four series in the first two preseason games combined, completing 18 of his 20 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns in two victories. But in a half of work in Detroit, he was 16 of 24 for 185 yards and the second-quarter interception by Detroit cornerback Chris Houston. "We didnt do anything in the first half other than turn the ball over," Brady said. Detroit starter Matthew Stafford also played the entire first half and helped lead Detroits first team to a better showing than it had in its first two exhibition efforts. The starters played seven series in those games -- a win over the Jets and a loss in Cleveland -- and managed only a pair of field goals. They produced three more field goals from David Akers against the Patriots, but also added Staffords 9-yard touchdown toss to a diving Tony Scheffler in the end zone that gave the Lions a 10-0 lead 2 minutes into the second quarter. Akers first field goal, a 23-yarder, was set up by a 67-yard catch and run by Reggie Bush, who was a big factor in the passing game. Bush, the multi-purpose back brought in to provide a spark for Detroit this season, ran for only a single yard on six carries, but he had five catches for 103 yards. Stafford finished 12 of 25 for 166 yards, but had to play again without his top target, Calvin Johnson. The star wide receiver also missed last weeks game in Cleveland, larrgely as a precaution. Percy Harvin Bills Jersey
. He has been bothered by a bruised knee. Johnson, who caught three passes in Detroits preseason opener Aug. 9 against New York, is expected to be ready to go once the regular season gets starts in two weeks. "We were down a big playmaker in our offence tonight and our defence knew that, showed up and played great," Stafford said. "Its about the team, man." Kellen Moore, who backed up Stafford in Shaun Hills absence, led the Lions on a touchdown drive to open the second half, throwing a 22-yard scoring pass to tight end Joseph Fauria. That score, which gave the Lions a 23-3 lead, was sandwiched by Akers field goals of 49 and 47 yards. Hill sat out the game to rest as he did this week in practice. Moore threw another TD pass, a 15-yarder, to wideout Micheal Spurlock in the fourth quarter. Another of Detroits key free-agent signings, defensive end Jason Jones, had a big game for the Lions, sacking Brady twice and recovering a fumble. Fellow linemen Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley and first-round pick Ezekiel Ansah also made their presence felt, stuffing New Englands ground game and pressuring Brady throughout the first half. "Those guys make my job easy," Detroit linebacker Stephen Tulloch said. "They disrupt everything." Ryan Mallett directed the Patriots for the entire second half with New Englands coaches opting not to play third-stringer Tim Tebow. A contingent of fans at the game broke into a "We want Tebow!" chant. The former Heisman Trophy winner has passed poorly but run well in the preseason and is not considered a lock to make the team. Asked why he only played two quarterbacks, Patriots coach Bill Belichick responded with: "Because I only played two quarterbacks." Both teams need to get down to the NFL-mandated 75 players by Tuesday. The Patriots finish the exhibition schedule Aug. 29 against the New York Giants, while the Lions play at Buffalo that evening. The final cut to 53 comes two days later. NOTES: Detroit special teams ace Montell Owens fell to the turf without being touched during a second-quarter rushing attempt and had to be helped off the field after several minutes. He did not return. ... WR Kenbrell Thompkins led the Patriots in receiving with eight catches for 116 yards. ... Lions rookie punter Sam Martin had a 57-yard boot late in the first half that landed at the 5 before making an abrupt left turn and dribbling out of bounds inside the 1. ... A 9-yard pass from Mallett to RB James Develin accounted for New Englands lone TD. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China
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