Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 9/27/13
OK, it's only Week 4, but first place will be on the line Sunday, which has been a rare occurrence at Ford Field over the years. Beggars can't be choosers. The Detroit Lions take on the Chicago Bears and while it's not technically must win for either, these are the types of games that start to reveal playoff contenders from pretenders. Here are five storylines to follow: 1. WINNER TAKES FIRST When fans around the country think of the NFC North Division, they think of the Green Bay Packers, and rightfully so. Green Bay won the division title the last two years and was Super Bowl champs the year before that. So for Detroit (2-1) and Chicago (3-0) to be playing for first place anytime is significant. Maybe this will be the year the Packers (1-2) take a step back. If so, who will be the one to take advantage? Sunday's game could provide the answer. "Anytime you play an opponent in your division, it's a must have," Lions defensive lineman Israel Idonije said. "Anytime you play at h...
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