Actually, that’s an overstatement. With all the injuries, fortune is certainly not smiling on the Green Bay Packers. However, they have a golden opportunity to take over the NFC North lead this weekend, thanks, we guess, to some good fortune.
If the Packers can handle the Detroit Lions on Sunday, they’ll be 7-3. Frankly, after the turds known as the Minnesota Vikings handled Detroit last week, the Packers SHOULD be able to do the same.
Meanwhile, the division-leading Chicago Bears travel to San Francisco to face the 49ers. That’s a tough game no matter what, but it’s now been confirmed that quarterback Jay Cutler will sit out with a concussion.
That means the Bears will have Jason Campbell under center against one of the NFL’s best defenses. If last week’s performance in the Bears’ 13-6 loss to Houston is any indication, Campbell will fail to move the offense and the Bears will lose.
A loss would be the Bears second in a row and drop them to 7-3. Since the Packers beat the Bears in their first matchup this season (a 23-10 thrashing in week two), the Packers would command their own destiny for the NFC North title.
So, you’re a 49ers fan this week.