The Green Bay Packers had one of the biggest wins in Week 5 of the 2019 NFL season, defeating the Dallas Cowboys 34-24 on the road. The victory increased the team’s lead atop the NFC North with a 4-1 record and put them among the favorites to win Super Bowl LIV.

Every team in the NFC North is above .500. Green Bay has a one-game lead over each team in the NFL’s best division.

The Detroit Lions remain at 2-1-1 during their bye week. The team took sole possession of second place when the Chicago Bears were upset in London by the Oakland Raiders, dropping the defending NFC North champions to 3-2. The Minnesota Vikings improved to 3-2 with a dominant road win against the New York Giants, though they are still in last place.

Green Bay is tied with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks for the second-best record in the conference. The San Francisco 49ers are the NFC’s lone undefeated team, sitting at 3-0 before hosting the Cleveland Browns on “Monday Night Football.”

The Packers are considered a bigger threat to win the championship than both the Seahawks and 49ers. Only New Orleans has better Super Bowl odds than Green Bay in the NFC.

According to OddsShark, Green Bay has 12/1 odds to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy in February 2020, tying them with the Philadelphia Eagles. The New England Patriots are the heavy favorites, followed by the Kansas City Chiefs and the Saints.

Aaron Rodgers remains one of the league’s best quarterbacks, but it’s Green Bay’s defense that makes them a real contender. The Packers picked off Dak Prescott three times Sunday afternoon. Green Bay also sacked the quarterback three times, having its way with one of the best offensive lines in football.

The Packers are tied with the Patriots for the NFL’s best turnover differential. Opposing quarterbacks have a 75.9 passer rating against Green Bay.

With wins over the Bears and Vikings, Green Bay has a perfect division record. The Packers can go to 3-0 in the NFC North and extend their first-place lead when they host the Lions in Week 6.

Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers, #12 of the Green Bay Packers, warms up before a game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on December 30, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo: Dylan Buell/Getty Images