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It wasn't a pretty start for the NFC North in week 1 with a loss from last year's Division winner, three picks from Matt Stafford and the Lions an overtime win for the Vikings against the lowly Jaguars and a rough start, but eventual victory for the Bears. Let's take a look at what to expect in week 2 from the black and blue division.The Bears and Packers face off on Thursday to determine the early favorite to win the NFC North.Thursday night is the first inter-division collision for the NFC North as the Chicago Bears travel to Green Bay to face the Packers. Green Bay looked less than stellar last week against the 49ers and they will be more than inspired to knock off the Bears on Thursday night. The Bears looked a little shaky on offense to start their week one game against the Indianapolis Colts, but they finished strong and QB Jay Cutler is showing that the Bears new additions in the passing game suit him just fine.With the Lions struggling mightily in week one and th...
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