The NFC North is now a three-way tie as the 11th week of the NFL season concludes, as the Vikings lost at Tampa Bay, 19-13, and Green Bay stomped Chicago, 37-3 at Lambeau Field.
I didn't see any of the Vikings game, as I was still stuck recovering at home, and watched the Giants game for updates. (The Giants looked like worldbeaters today, rolling over Baltimore, 30-10.) The Vikings had a 13-6 lead at halftime, as Bobby Wade scored an early second quarter TD that put the Vikes up, 10-3. It would be their lone touchdown of the day.
Tampa Bay tied the game in the third quarter, and took the lead on a Matt Bryant field goal in the fourth, after they converted a Vikings fumble. Bryant kicked four field goals, and the Vikings fumbled again in the final minute to end any chance of a comeback win.
Adrian Peterson attempted to tie Robert Smith's 2000 team record for consecutive 100-yard games on the ground, but came up just short, and rushed for 85 yards on 22 carries.
The Packers win over the Bears made the everyone in the NFC North (except the Lions, who are 0-10) 5-5. All three teams are on the road next week.The Vikings take on the Jaguars at Jacksonville next week, while Green Bay is at New Orleans (on Monday), and Chicago is at St. Louis.