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JUNE 13th / 2016

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JUNE 12th / 2016

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In Focus - the NFC North

The NFC North is seeing a changing of the guard with the rise of the Minnesota Vikings who had a solid offseason and the status quo of the Green Bay Packers who had a forgettable offseason. The Detroit Lions will feel the loss of star receiver Calvin Johnson to early retirement while the Chicago Bears will likely just not have enough on the roster to push for the division.

The Minnesota Vikings shocked the football world last year by jumping ahead of the Green Bay Packers and winning the division. Then it took a flubbed 'gimme' field goal for the Seattle Seahawks to beat them in the playoffs. While it was a shock to see the Packers flounder and the Vikings move past them though, it also was not a fluke and we are seeing a changing of the guard at the top of this divison. The Vikings have a lot of young talent on defense and they have become a top-ten defensive unit. The defense lost next to nothing in the offseason while adding good depth at linebacker and safety as well as drafting a potential star at cornerback in Mackensie Alexander. Offensively, the team had their success last season despite mediocre play from young quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Now I really like Bridgewater's potential a lot but he has to start attacking defenses better down the field and become a playmaker and not a caretaker. If he does that the Vikings instantly become Super Bowl Contenders. Adrian Peterson is aging gracefully and had a strong season last year. There is no reason to expect his play to fall this year but if age does catch up to him, Jerrick McKinnon is an interesting Plan B. I love the drafting of Laquon Treadwell who gives the Vikings what they were missing at receiver. The Vikings needed a big, strong playmaker at receiver to play across from Stefon Diggs and he should make the passing attack better. Put it all together and a 12 win season is a strong possibility for the Vikings in 2016.

The Green Bay Packers were expected to roll through the division last year with a huge chip on their shoulder after the choke against the Seahawks in the NFC Championship game two years ago but they really fizzled out last year. Perhaps the injury to Jordy Nelson resulted in a disappointing 10-6 season but their intensity and crispness never seemed to materialize on the field. Any team led by Aaron Rodgers is going to have a chance and with Nelson back, both Davante Adams and Randall Cobbs should be stronger but right now it appears they have lost ground to the surging Vikings. The Green Bay Packers offseason was very quiet. Some of that can be attributed to a pretty good roster already but standing pat in the NFL often means parity and the Packers may regret not being more active. The defense was only average last year and the club didn't do much to improve the unit through free agency and the draft. I do like the selection of defensive tackle Kenny Clark who should contribute. I would expect a good season but they likely will be looking up at the Vikings and competing for a Wild Card spot instead of a division title.

The Lions and Bears look to be pretty far behind the other two teams in this division but I like the Bears offseason a little better than the Lions so I will give them the nod here. The bad news for the Bears is that they lost star running back Matt Forte in free agency to the Jets and his dual threat ability will be missed. However the Bears will use a Jeremy Langford and Jordan Howard combination to offset the loss and the youth and talents of both players will get the job done. Last year's top rookie selection, WR Kevin White missed his entire rookie campaign with injury and his return will improve the Bears passing game. He is dynamic and explosive and will form a strong 1-2 punch with starting receiver Alshon Jeffery. Jay Cutler is often maligned for his inconsistent play but he has made strides over the last couple of seasons and he was pretty dependable last season. The Bears would need an exceptional season from him to challenge for the playoffs and he likely not going to be able to reach that level of play. The Bears defense struggled last season but the team made great strides this offseason, adding multiple players through free agency and the draft that can step in and improve the Bears fortunes. I don't see the Bears as a playoff team in 2016 but they have a real shot at a .500 season.

It is hard to get excited about the Detroit Lions fortunes in 2016 when they lost one of the best receivers in football in Calvin Johnson to early retirement. It is impossible to replace what he brings but the team did bring in veterans Marvin Jones and Jeremy Kerley to fill the receiver spots. Golden Tate becomes the number one and he is very good but the loss of Johnson is impossible to overcome in one season. I do however love the Lions drafting a trio of talented offensive linemen and perhaps as early as this season the Lions can get a rushing game on track that has been a disaster for so long that it has been a staggering 18 years since they have finished as a top-ten rushing team (hint: Barry Sanders was the running back). Ameer Abdullah is capable of rushing for a lot of yards with good blocking and perhaps it won't be this year the offensive line gels but the trio of rookie linemen at least make it a possibility Stafford won't have to throw 700 passes this year. The Lions have enough talent here to surprise but it will be difficult to succeed in a tough divison with the loss of their best player.







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