The Packers overcame a slow start to beat the Lions and the Bears' slide continued as the Vikings kept their playoff hopes alive.
Adrian Peterson rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns and Vikings beat the free-falling Bears on Sunday.
Joe Webb remains the backup QB to Christian Ponder for now, but things could change if the passing game continues to struggle.
The Vikings placed WR Percy Harvin on injured reserve Wednesday. Harvin has not played since Week Nine because of an ankle injury.
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we delve into Sunday’s meeting between struggling Vikings QB Christian Ponder and a banged-up Bears defense.
This week, PFW selects Adrian Peterson, William Moore and Greg Zuerlein as its Players of the Week.
The Packers have nosed back into the division lead after a victory over the Vikings and a Bears defeat at home to the Seahawks.
Morgan Burnett picked off Christian Ponder twice and the Packers overcame a monster day by Adrian Peterson for a 23-14 victory Sunday over the Vikings.
Vikings WR Jerome Simpson is struggling and his problems might run deeper than merely needing better technique.
Vikings DE Jared Allen was fined $21,000 for his blind-side block on Bears OG Lance Louis, according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
The Bears are back in control of the NFC North after beating the Vikings soundly and watching the Giants shut down the Packers on Sunday night.
The Bears made a statement in the NFC North but lost five starters in the process; the shocking number of pick-sixes in the NFL; and more observations from Week 12.
The Vikings were not quick or strong enough to stop the Bears' passing game.
Jay Cutler threw for 188 yards and a touchdown after missing a game because of a concussion, and the Bears got a 28-10 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.
Jay Cutler has been cleared to return from the concussion he suffered in Week 10 and will start Sunday vs. the Vikings, according to a CBS report.