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Packers move into first place in NFC North

Nov. 20, 2012
 
Chicago Bears quarterback Jason Campbell (2) is sacked by San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith, right, and linebacker Aldon Smith, not pictured, Monday night in San Francisco. The Bears lost to the 49ers, moving the Packers to first place in the NFC North standings. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Chicago Bears quarterback Jason Campbell (2) is sacked by San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith, right, and linebacker Aldon Smith, not pictured, Monday night in San Francisco. The Bears lost to the 49ers, moving the Packers to first place in the NFC North standings. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Technically, the Packers have moved into first place in the NFC North for the first time this season.

With the Chicago Bears’ loss to the San Francisco 49ers Monday night, the Packers and Bears are tied atop the division with 7-3 records, but the Packers currently hold the tiebreaker edge based on their win against Chicago in Week 2.

The Packers and Bears will clash on Dec. 16 in Chicago, with the division title potentially going to the winner of that game. Of course, the Vikings (6-4) are just one game back and are still in contention with two games remaining against both the Packers and Bears in the final six weeks.

The Packers have moved up to No. 3 in the NFC playoff seedings behind Atlanta (9-1) and San Francisco (7-2-1). Here is a look at the remaining schedules of the NFC playoff contenders:

1. Atlanta Falcons 9-1

At Bucs (6-4)
Saints (5-5)
At Panthers (2-8)
Giants (6-4)
At Lions (4-6)
Bucs (6-4)
Opponents' record: 29-31

2. San Francisco 49ers 7-2-1

At Saints (5-5)
At Rams (3-6-1)
Dolphins (4-6)
At Patriots (7-3)
At Seahawks (6-4)
Cardinals (4-6)
Opponents' record: 29-30-1

3. Green Bay Packers 7-3

At Giants (6-4)
Vikings (6-4)
Lions (4-6)
At Bears (7-3)
Titans (4-6)
At Vikings (6-4)
Opponents' record: 33-27

4. New York Giants 6-4

Packers (7-3)
At Redskins (4-6)
Saints (5-5)
At Falcons (9-1)
At Ravens (7-2)
Eagles (3-7)
Opponents' record: 35-25

5. Chicago Bears 7-3

Vikings (6-4)
Seahawks (6-4)
At Vikings (6-4)
Packers (7-3)
At Cardinals (4-6)
At Lions (4-6)
Opponents' record: 33-27

6. Seattle Seahawks 6-4

At Dolphins (4-6)
At Bears (7-3)
Cardinals (4-6)
At Bills (4-6)
49ers (7-2-1)
Rams (3-6-1)
Opponents' record: 29-29-2

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-4

Falcons (9-1)
At Broncos (7-3)
Eagles (3-7)
At Saints (5-5)
Rams (3-6-1)
At Falcons (9-1)
Opponents' record: 36-23-1

8. Minnesota Vikings 6-4

At Bears (7-3)
At Packers (7-3)
Bears (7-3)
At Rams (3-6-1)
At Texans (9-1)
Packers (7-3)
Opponents' record: 40-19-1

9. New Orleans Saints 5-5

49ers (7-2-1)
At Falcons (9-1)
At Giants (6-4)
Buccaneers (6-4)
At Cowboys (5-5)
Panthers (2-8)
Opponents' record: 35-24-1

10. Cowboys 5-5

Redskins (4-6)
Eagles (3-7)
At Bengals (5-5)
Steelers (6-4)
Saints (5-5)
At Redskins (4-6)
Opponents' record: 27-33

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