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Guts, Glory, and Goats: Week 11

Week 11 ended with the NFC North finishing a combined 2-2, so let’s take a quick look at the great and not so great performances of the week for our resident North teams.

Guts

Defense and Special Teams, Green Bay Packers

With an interception, fumble, and punt returned for touchdowns, the packers defensive and special teams helped propel the team to a convincing 53-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.  The points scored by these two units would have been enough alone to beat not only the Eagles, but beat or tie 17 of the other 24 teams that played on Sunday.  It was impressive to say the least.

Glory

Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers

After a 6 TD performance vs the Bears last Sunday, Aaron Rodgers kept his outstanding play going with another brilliant 3 TD performance vs the Eagles.  Another 0 interception performance allowed him to break Tom Brady’s record of 288 straight passes at home without an interception.  If he keeps up this rate he could be on his way to a unanimous MVP award.

Goat

Offense, Detroit Lions

After a shaky start, the Detroit Lions defense stepped up and gave the offense a chance to win the game.  Unfortunately, between poor play calling and execution, the offense was unable to step up to the challenge.  After having to settle for a field goal with a short field late in the 2nd quarter, the Lions failed to score another point.  The Lions only crossed into the Cardinals territory twice in the second half of Sunday’s game and failed to make it beyond the Cardinals 40 yard line in both instances.