Top Games to Watch While the Bears aren't Playing on Sunday

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The 4-2 Chicago Bears are getting a much needed weekend off after their Thursday Night Football win over the New York Giants. but the NFL will be in full swing on Sunday.  There are some games to keep an eye on while the Bears are idle.  Here are the ones I’ll be keeping an eye on:

NFC North Matchups

Green Bay Packers (2-2) at Baltimore Ravens (3-2), Noon

9Oct 6, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) runs with the ball in front of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) during the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Packers will be without Clay Matthews, who’s recovering from thumb surgery. The reigning Super Bowl champs will look to get Ray Rice going and keep Aaron Rodgers off the field.  The Packers need to keep pace to stay in the mix in the NFC North.  Here’s also a chance for the Bears to do a little advanced scouting as they’ll face both of these teams later this season.

Detroit Lions (3-2) at Cleveland Browns (3-2), Noon

The big question facing the Lions is whether Megatron will be able to play; their offense looked lost without him.   The Browns are riding a three game winning streak since they traded away Trent Richardson.  Another chance to scout a couple of upcoming opponents.

Carolina Panthers (1-3) at Minnesota Vikings (1-3), Noon

My heart aches for Adrian Peterson.  The struggling Panthers offer just what the Vikings need coming off their bye and a win in London.  Someone is going to have to win this one.

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