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Green Bay Packers fans were left with a bitter taste in their mouths after a sloppy 31-17 loss to the Washington Redskins. With the loss, the Packers (1-1-1) at least Authentic Nick Perry Jersey momentarily have slipped out of a tie for first place in the division as they look to right the ship against the Buffalo Bills this week.But that task may not be as easy as once anticipated. The Bills shocked the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday with a dominating victory on the road. Left in rather unfamiliar territory, the Vikings’ defense will be forced to regroup after a day of confusion, especially in the secondary.Minnesota wasn’t the only surprise in week three, as the Detroit Lions pulled off a commanding upset of the New England Patriots after two humiliating defeats to start the regular season. Matt Patricia’s win over Bill Belichick for his first NFL victory as head coach couldn’t have come at a better time, with the Chicago Bears assuming sole possession of the lead in the divisional standings with a comeback win of their own.All in all, the results of week three leave NFC North fans uncertain about who the real contenders are and those stories are in today’s rundown.Detroit Lions (1-2)Won 26-10 vs. New England; Next at DallasDominant upset of Patriots gives Lions’ season hopeIn one of the biggest surprises of the week, Detroit “out-Lioned” the Patriots, according to Ricky Jean-Francois, as Matt Patricia recorded his first head coaching win against his old boss. Kerryon Johnson puts end to Detroit Lions’ 100-yard futilityWith a 101-yard output, Johnson became the first Lions rusher to hit the century mark since Reggie Bush in 2013 (against the Packers).TIM AND MIKE: Week 3 observationsJohnson wasn’t the only rookie to perform at a high level on Sunday. Also Youth Davante Adams Jersey , the “Lucky 13s” and a strong offensive line allowed for a much-needed strong performance in Detroit.Minnesota Vikings (1-1-1)Lost 27-6 vs. Buffalo; Next at LA RamsWhere did that come from? Against all odds, Bills destroy Vikings in stunning fashionHere is a recap of the Bills’ shocker that left the Vikings in what the author calls a “purple daze” heading into a tough matchup with the Rams.3 Stats That Stood Out: Bills at VikingsA startlingly low number of rushing attempts was one of three very pivotal factors playing into Minnesota’s downfall against Buffalo.Defense’s miscommunication allowing big gains for Vikings opponentsComparisons can be made between the Viking defense that was uncharacteristically torched in the 2017 NFC Championship Game and the one that was beat badly Sunday against the Bills. All position groups, especially the nickel corners are to blame for the breakdowns.Chicago Bears (2-1)Won 16-14 at Arizona; Next vs. Tampa BayGame Recap: Bears win thriller in ArizonaBehind a second-half rally and four defensive takeaways, the Bears took a game from the Cardinals in addition to the lead in the NFC North.Khalil Mack’s dominance has Bears in Mitch Trubisky predicamentWhile the defense continues to impress in Chicago, the Bears are searching for some sense of consistency from Trubisky, who turned the ball over twice while showing a lack of accuracy and decision-making in the red zone. Head Coach Matt Nagy preaches patience.Chicago Bears: Matt Nagy passes a huge test as head coachNagy’s instincts and second-half adjustments after early struggles on offense were a factor in Sunday’s game. For one writer, the team seems to be rallying around its coach despite not playing its best football yet.Week 5 NFC North Fantasy Football Sits/Starts: Two games, plenty of starts The Chicago Bears have a bye this week and the Green Bay Packers take on the Lions of Detroit, so the NFC North battles will be limited to two contests this week. The Vikings get an NFC Championship game rematch against the Philadelphia Eagles. With the Vikings at 1-2-1 and the Eagles at 2-2, both have come out of the gate under-performing. I see this game being a crossroads of sorts for both teams. Become the team that you want to be for the remainder of the season, or fold. Meanwhile at Ford Field Mike Daniels Jersey , the Packers will be fighting to keep pace with the Bears in the division and the Lions will try to avoid bottoming out under new head coach Matt Patricia. Let’s take a look at who has the best chance to help your teams this week.Green Bay Packers @ Detroit LionsStart: Aaron Jones, RB If you were bold enough to draft Jones in redraft leagues and wait it out until he got his feet back following suspension, I’m hopeful this is when it starts to pay off. Jones was a strong play last week already and should be a legitimate flex play or low-end RB2 play this week. In two games, Jones is averaging 6.3 yards per carry and even impressed with a blitz pickup against the Bills last week. The knock has been that he’s not a strong pass blocker and Jamaal Williams is better at that, but if Jones continues to pick up those blocks and have the ability to pick up first downs in two carries, he should 100% be the workhorse. With Randall Cobb still on the injury report, Ty Montgomery is best served at picking up the slack in the passing game and not taking away carries. Be comfortable starting Jones against the team that ranks last in rushing yards allowed per game. Start: Kerryon Johnson, RBFeels like it could be a good day for running backs. Not only have the Packers made Adrian Peterson look like 2008 Adrian Peterson two weeks ago, but there were spurts in Week 1 where Jordan Howard looked like he was ready to run wild over the Packers defense. Green Bay is ranked 18th in rushing yards allowed per game, but their rush rank by DVOA is 26th. Johnson has largely split carries with LeGarrette Blount, but his situation is similar to that of Aaron Jones’ in terms of being able to do more with those carries. Johnson is averaging 5.7 yards per carry on the season while Blount is averaging a pedestrian 2.7.Sit: Matt Stafford Authentic JK Scott Jersey , QBStafford has a great receiving corps at his disposal, but that doesn’t make him infallible.He put together his first game of the season last week with double-digit yards per completion. However, Dallas is the 26th-ranked team in DVOA against the pass while the Packers are quietly ranked 10th, allowing about 241 passing yards per game. Stafford’s career averages in 15 games against Green Bay are 298 yards per game and roughly two TD’s per contest, but he also averages 1.5 interceptions.Currently, Stafford is the 17th-ranked fantasy quarterback averaging 17.7 ppg. Which is fine, but unless you’re in a two-QB league, there are better options. Minnesota Vikings @ Philadelphia EaglesStart: Jay Ajayi, RBAfter missing a week with a small fracture in his back, Ajayi came back to put together a respectable 15 carries for 70 yards. The back injury worries me a little bit, but apparently it’s something he’s just going to play through with a little pain. I still like Ajayi this week. With Darren Sproles and Corey Clement still nursing injuries Youth Antonio Morrison Jersey , the timeshare at running back last week was 75% Ajayi and 25% Wendell Smallwood (five carries). Minnesota is currently ranked 30th out of 32 teams against running backs. They’ve struggled to keep up with them and have allowed 3.9 yards per carry and over 100 yards per game to opposing running backs. Which brings me to my sit for this game.Sit: Vikings defenseThe Vikings defense is still 90% owned in ESPN leagues, but rank 21st at the position with 6.8 points per game. Losing Everson Griffin is a tough one to swallow and the Vikings offense isn’t making things easier on the defense. Against the Bills, sure, they got walloped by a bad team, but the Vikings only allowed 292 yards on D. Poor field position and bad secondary play has led the defense to be placed in compromising positions. Per Football Outsiders, the Vikings are ranked 28th in DVOA against tight ends and 30th in DVOA against running backs. Both are positions that the Eagles can readily exploit with Ajayi and Zach Ertz.