The NFC North has gone from the “Black and Blue” Division in the past to mostly just blue, now, as in all of the fans are blue since most of the teams have struggled lately. One of the teams that has not had problems are the Green Bay Packers. The Elldee Sports formula is projecting the Pack to finish first in the division with a 15-2 record. It’s all down hill from there as the Minnesota Vikings finish second with a 7-10 record. Following in third are the Chicago Bears at 4-13. Finally, the Detroit Lions bring up the rear at a weak 2-15.
The Green Bay Packers finally got confirmation that all-world QB Aaron Rodgers will be playing this season. All is not golden in paradise, though. This may be the final ride for Rodgers in Green Bay and the best idea for him is to make it a memorable one. The Minnesota Vikings have a fairly strong offense but the defense was terrible last year. That combined with a tricky schedule and Minnesota will have to wait until next year for a playoff run.
The Chicago Bears just cannot seem to get things together. They are almost the exact opposite of the Vikings as the Bears have an above average defense but a offense that has short-circuited lately. Lastly, the Detroit Lions fielded the NFL’s worst defense last season and even the offense was in the lower half of all teams. Trading former pro-bowler Matthew Stafford probably did not improve their offensive prowess, either.