NFC North Know-It-All 8/27/13


Aug 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) is tackled by a New England Patriots defender in the second quarter of a preseason game at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The third week of the preseason is reserved as the practice run for the regular season, right? Well the NFC North teams were up against some of the best teams in the NFL this week. And the results were interesting…

The NFC North Know-It-All is to help others, especially Bears fans, know what’s going on around the NFC North. And also give fans an idea as to how it will affect their play against the Bears.

Green Bay Packers

The Seattle Seahawks, once again, got the best of the Green Bay Packers by a score of 17-10 in Preseason Week 3.

The (once) backup quarterback Graham Harrell is on his way out Green Bay. The QB was apart of the big cut to make the roster for the Packers. I guess that’s what Vince Young will do to you.

In 12 attempts, the rookie running back duo in Green Bay totaled -4 yards against the Seahawks. Didn’t look quite so good. So there is a solution to Eddie Lacy. Bears read up!

Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions smashed the New England Patriots 40-9 even though Matthew Stafford struggled to get his offense going without Calvin Johnson.

The Lions defense came out to play against the mighty New England Patriots. They showed that maybe all the offseason aquisitions paid off. The Lions defense racked up two sacks, one Brady interception and three forced fumbles. Needless to say, it was impressive for a less than medicore defense.

In his third game as a Lion, Reggie Bush’s play helps us continue to piece to together what the Lions offense might look like. In the rushing game, Reggie had six attempts for a whopping single yard. But, he had 5 receptions for 103 yards…and almost a touchdown if he hadn’t dropped a pass at the 5-yard line. Clearly the pass option is where we will be seeing Reggie shine.

Minnesota Vikings

The San Francisco 49ers’ defense crushed the likes of Christian Ponder and gang as the 49ers beat the Vikings 34-14 in the third week of the NFL preseason.

Against the 49ers, Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams suffered a hyperextension injury to his right knee. Good news for Vikings fans is that there was not ligament damage.

The Vikings lost their starting fullback Jerome Felton for the first three games of the regular season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Does that mean that Adrian Peterson will be getting less yards because of less blocks? We shall see.