NFC North weekend programming note

Participants in Tuesday's SportsNation chat got a sneak preview of our big plans for Week 3. Yes, we're headed toward our second-ever NFC North four-fecta.

The schedule gurus laid it out for us, and we're gobbling it up. Sunday afternoon, I'll be at the Metrodome to take in a battle of 0-2 teams. Barring at tie, the Detroit Lions or Minnesota Vikings will emerge with their first victory of the season.

The NFC North blog bus will then point east and head to Chicago, where we plan to be in place at Soldier Field in time for the "Monday Night Football" matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. (I think it will be televised by ESPN.) Barring an unseemly tie, someone will be 3-0 and in early command of the division.

When it's all over, we'll have seen four NFC North teams in about 36 hours. I'm getting fired up just writing about it.