Everyone would agree that Aaron Rodgers missing significant time is the best thing for the Lions and Bears, as they vie for first place in the division. As I've said elsewhere, Rodgers' timetable is to get back for the second game against Detroit, having won the first time around. Even if the Packers were to somehow win this weekend, the Bears would own the tiebreakers, and have the most divisional wins going into week 11. The other aspect of this is that San Francisco and Carolina are playing each other, as well. They are the two non-NFC North teams currently in the hunt for the wild card. A win not only gives us a division lead heading into the easiest 3 game stretch remaining (home against the Ravens, on the road against the Rams and Vikings), and a tie with one or both of the other wild card teams, in terms of wins.