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The Bears face an NFC-heavy November schedule, the Lions are facing questions about whether they are regressing, and the Packers are left questioning their defensive scheme after the Vikings' success in Green Bay. Get those stories and many more notes on the Vikings' NFC North rivals.

CHICAGO BEARS November will be a big month for the 4-3 Bears for a lot of reasons. No. 1 is they play four more November games after starting the month off with a win over the Browns. They're at home against the Cardinals, then at the 49ers, home vs. the Eagles, and at the Vikings. No. 1A is that coach Lovie Smith says November is important. "There is a part of the year where you get yourself in... Recommended Stories