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Notes from the North: Week 2

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A look at how the rest of the NFC North fared in Week 2 action:


Green Bay Packers
Green Bay 27, Seattle 17
* Record: 2-0*

Aaron Rodgers threw a pair of touchdowns as the Packers extracted a bit of revenge from the team that beat them last season in the NFC Championship. Green Bay's offense was efficient, possessing the ball for more than 33 minutes. The team's defense was also strong, making stops when needed. After allowing consecutive touchdown drives to start the second half, the Packers forced two turnovers and a punt on Seattle's final three drives of the game.

The win came at a cost, however. Running back Eddie Lacy was carted off after injuring his ankle in the first quarter. Later in the game, wide receiver Davante Adams also had to return to the locker room because of an ankle injury.

Next up: Sept. 28 vs. Kansas City


Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota 26, Detroit 16
* Record: 1-1*

After being the only NFL team to not score a touchdown in Week 1, the Minnesota offense finally was able to move the ball across the goal line in its second game. Teddy Bridgewater threw for one touchdown and ran for another, helping the Vikings earn a division win. Adrian Peterson added 134 rushing yards for the victors.

Minnesota was aggressive on defense. The team forced a pair of fumbles and intercepted Matthew Stafford once after completely shutting down the Lions' rushing attack. Detroit gained only 38 yards on the ground. Minnesota defenders hit Stafford eight times, sacking him once.

Next up: Sept. 27 vs. San Diego


Detroit Lions
Minnesota 26, Detroit 16
* Record: 0-2*

In Detroit's season-opener, wide receiver Calvin Johnson had only two receptions for 39 yards, not the type of stats expected from one of the league's best at the position. Against the Vikings in Week 2, Johnson showed he still is an elite playmaker, finishing the game with 10 receptions and a touchdown. The performance wasn't enough, however, as the rest of the Lions offense was unable to get much going. Detroit had no plays from scrimmage go for longer than 20 yards in the game.

Next up: Sept. 27 vs. Denver

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