NFC North Week 1 recap: Packers crush Vikings, Bears shock Lions

It was an NFC North bloodbath in Week 1.

Here is how Week 1 went down and what’s next for each team:

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Rodgers tore up Minnesota’s young defensive backs for 364 yards and four touchdowns.

This was a huge win for Green Bay, a team that many predicted to regress in 2020 after finishing 13-3 last season.

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Bears, 1-0

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The Bears trailed 23-6 heading into the fourth quarter against Detroit. The last quarterback anyone in the world would want to have in this situation would be Mitch Trubisky, right?

Maybe not.

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Lions, 0-1

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Right when you think the Lions are good, they start to get all Lions-y.

Even with the Bears coming back in the fourth quarter, the Lions had a chance to win it in the fourth.

D’ANDRE SWIFT JUST CATCH THE BALL!

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Vikings, 0-1

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Boy, oh, boy.

There were positive reports from Minnesota’s young cornerbacks throughout camp, so we all thought that maybe the group would be OK.

Nope. This could be a very, very long season for Mike Zimmer’s defense if Week 1 is any indication.

The good news is that the Vikings will travel to play the Colts in Week 2, a team that just lost to the Jaguars.

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