Detroit and Green Bay Both Lose, Chicago Can Now Clinch Division Tonight


Matt Flynn threw a pick six in the fourth quarter, and then in a tie game, fumbled while trying to scramble for a first down. That set up the Steelers with the short field to score the go ahead touchdown.

Meanwhile, the Lions continued their six week implosion that saw them go from favorite to win the division once they swept the Bears and Rodgers was hurt, to completely eliminated. The Giants converted a 4th and 7 in overtime to set up the winning field goal that ended Detroit’s hopes and, maybe, Jim Schwartz’ tenure.


Green Bay had their own opportunity to tie it. They got to the goal line after a big kickoff return, but they got a penalty that required an automatic run off, then threw incomplete on the final play.

What does it mean? Detroit out. Green Bay, maybe, out, if Chicago wins tonight because the Bears can win the division outright. If Chicago loses, then it is Green Bay and Chicago for the NFC North next week.

Oh, and Pittsburgh is still mathematically alive for the playoffs with one week left.

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