Lions and Packers square off in early NFC North grudge matchup

Lions coach Don Campbell needs to focus his team during Week 4 against the Packers. (Photo by Kevin Sapitus/Getty Images) (Kevin Sapitus via Getty Images)

It’s early, but it certainly looks like the NFC North will be a two-team race. With the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings sitting at 0-3, the division could come down to the Green Bay Packers and the upstart Detroit Lions.

Week 4 will give fans an early chance to see which team has the edge. After three quarters of hopelessness Sunday, Jordan Love and the Packers staged an impressive comeback against the New Orleans Saints. In his first season as the team’s unquestioned starter, Love has thrown 7 touchdowns against 1 interception.

The Lions weren’t nearly as dramatic in Week 3. The team held the Atlanta Falcons to two field goals, easily winning the contest 20–6. It’s a welcome change for the Lions.

Points may be hard to come by against a tough Packers lead in Week 4. Can the Lions do enough to take control of the NFC North? Or will Love and the Packers make a late comeback?

Yahoo Sports brings you the latest news, stats and injuries as the Lions face the Packers on “Thursday Night Football.”

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