NFC North Week 14 programming note

If all goes well here in Week 14, I'll cover two NFC North teams live, watch another two on national television and not have to worry about a bizarre settling of December fog on Monday.

Yep. I'll be at the Metrodome for the Chicago Bears' annual visit to play the Minnesota Vikings. The kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET, which should give me plenty of time to return to NFC North blog headquarters for the Sunday night game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. I'll have reactions and analysis of both games on the blog by the end of the evening.

Monday, we'll be in place to start blogging the heck out of what could be an NFC North pseudo-championship game at Soldier Field in two weeks. We've already hashed through some of the possible playoff implications of that game, some of which will be irrelevant and all of which will clear up after this weekend's game. But if you're bored, ESPN.com's Playoff Machine offers a chance to test out every combination of wins and losses you can fathom.

Also, with two intra-division games this weekend, I'm expecting you to tweet a pile of rivalry-based photographs my way (@espn_nfcnblog) to be used in a slideshow Monday. I'll contribute what I can via Instagram (kevinseifert_espn).