ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions are atop the NFC North with a 3-1 record after Sunday’s win over the Jets. A good start, but just a start.
With a big win over the Bears on Sunday, the Packers are 2-2 which matches the records of the Bears and Vikings.
The NFC North is the only division where all the teams are at least at .500.
“This is a very, very difficult division, everybody within this league is tough and they all have very fine quarterback play and not only that, they can play defense as well,’’ Caldwell said, “And the (coaching) staffs we have to operate against are very good, experienced, capable.
“It’s going to be very competitive. I think everybody kind of felt it was going to be that way before the start of the season and it’s certainly playing out that way,’’ Caldwell added.
The Lions are 1-0 in division play with a big win against the Packers on Sept. 21. The next NFC North opponent the Lions face will be the Vikings at Minnesota on Oct. 12.
The Vikings play at the Packers on Thursday night. The Bears play at the Panthers on Sunday.
The Lions host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Ford Field.