NFL 2012 Schedule: Lions, Vikings face off in divisional matchup

The NFC North enters Week 4 with no undefeated team and no winless team. The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings sit atop the division at 2-1, and the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers are currently behind at 1-2. This Sunday may help separate the teams, or it may further enmesh them.

The Lions and Vikings will face each other in an important divisional game, with the Vikings aiming to assert themselves as serious contenders for the NFC North crown. The good news for Detroit is that they'll be at home, where they have one win this year and where they went 5-3 last season. The game will kick off at 1 p.m. ET on FOX.

The Packers, meanwhile, will host the New Orleans Saints, a team looking to salvage a season on the verge of going totally off the rails. That is a late game in Green Bay, kicking off at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX. The Bears will head south to the Lone Star State to visit the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night, where their embattled offensive line will have to deal with DeMarcus Ware, among others. That game begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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