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How the NFC North now shapes up.

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Packerlifer, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Packerlifer

    Packerlifer Cheesehead

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  2. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Vikings will be tough..Cant take them for granted..

    I dont think Detroit has "it" just yet.

    Chicago may surprise people this year
     
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  3. thisisnate

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    vikings defense is ughhhhhhhh
     
  4. Packerlifer

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  6. Packerlifer

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    Besides the overall difference between an 11-5 playoff season one year and 7-9 the next, note the drop-off in that formidable Lions' defense between '14 and '15. And the Lions lost a playoff heartbreaker in their year to Dallas (just as the Viqueens did against Seattle in January.) Sound familiar, Minisota?
     
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  7. RicFlairoftheNFL

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    Chicago really improved on defense this year. Minnesota offensive improvements can be easily negated by Ted's moves on Defense last year. Detroit could be a problem now that Stafford has a tackle to watch his blindside.
     
  8. captainWIMM

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    As long as the Packers offense is able to return to their performance level in 2014 Green Bay is the best team in the division.
     
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    Have to be able to protect Rodgers tho..I'm talking about blocking, and defense stopping people ...we will go as far as 12 takes us period.
     
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    It was a distasteful cocktail of bad coaching, injuries, and sub-par play by some key performers. Let's hope that synergy is all behind us.
     
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    That's a pretty good bet. What are the odds of every player on an entire unit under performing for a season? I think the odds of everyone bouncing back to closer to 2014 performance levels is much more likely; it's based on proven ability and past performance, not just 'hope' or 'potential'.
    But that said, the days of the Packers coasting to the division title or laughing at the other teams in the North are over.
     
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    All we need is Rodgers knee to be 100%, and I'm told it is.

    Also have been told the drinking issue eddy had last season is under control, and as of now appears to be focused

    Believe me or not, but those were the only reason we performed so poorly.
     
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    We've played for the division title in week 17 in the last 3 seasons, I think it'll be that close again. I'm ready for September now.
     
  14. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

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    The biggest advantage the Packers have over the rest of the NFC North is #12. Young team with lots of growth potential on both sides of the ball.

    While the Vikings have improved, I think Bridgewater is still a work in process and only if and when his level of play improves and becomes consistent, could they be a force. But Adrian Peterson isn't getting any younger and once his wheels are gone, they better have an equal replacement or everything is going to be on Teddy.

    The Bears have Jay Cutler, enough said. I think John Fox is turning that team around, but if I was a Bears fan, I couldn't wait to get out from underneath Cutler and the organizational blunder the Bears made with his contract. Thier defense could be drastically improved.

    Lions, they are the Lions. Matthew Stafford is a lot like Cutler IMO. Shows brilliance, but at the end of the day his attitude, mistakes and inconsistencies aren't what make a championship team. Not to mention that it seems like no matter who is managing the Lions, they just can't figure out how to put together a winning team.
     
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  15. Packerlifer

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    I am really not that overly concerned going into the season. The Packers have a really easy schedule and most of the tougher games they get to play at home. Honestly not considering divisional games their road schedule is a joke. Also thanks to Week 17 last year we don't have to play the Panthers while the Vikings do.

    Schedule, Nelson returning, and Lacy in shape I am taking the Packers with some breathing room.

    Of course we play the games for a reason don't we?
     
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    The Packers OL last year was a disaster. This year the backups are Tretter and Spriggs, which promises to be 1000% better than last year. I am much more confident in AR's protection this coming year, not counting injuries which we can never predict.

    On other fronts, Davante Adams was an even worse disaster and RRodgers was a slowpoke. With Jordy coming back and JJanis possibly ready to take the next step, plus the addition of Jared Cook, there actually might be some guys open next year so AR won't hold onto the ball for eons.
     
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    I'm counting on that famous chip on Rodger's shoulder being a boulder on opening day.
     
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    The Vikings are the only serious competition for us this season, assuming that our offense is back on track. They are steadily improving under Zimmer.
     
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    I feel like the Bears are going to be decent this year. I'm not afraid of the Vikings at ALL. Lions.... meh.
     
  21. Twiddlemylobes

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    Last year was uncharacteristically bad, yet we limped into the playoffs and still nearly made the Championship game.
    This year our WR group is dramatically upgraded, our TE group should be slightly upgraded, our OL group is a slight upgrade overall and especially in depth.
    I think we can reasonably argue that our OL is slightly improved and our TE group is a very slight improvement +Cook
    Defensively were +Barrington which will bring competition to that young inside LB group so I see a slight improvement. the D line should be comparable with Guion, Daniels and Clark but the LB group is slightly improved moving Clay back outside. ST should be a wash but maybe a slight plus with Monty back returning kicks. Add to that a relatively easy schedule and I'm feeling 13-3
     
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    People I count on to make the most impact this year:

    Jordy Nelson
    Jared Cook
    Blake Martinez
    Clay Matthews (outside)

    Really hope Janis gets a bigger role in first team.

    Davante Adams and Richard Rodgers needs to improve vastly.

    Who'll be playing NT? Clark?
     
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    It will be either Guion or Clark to start the season with Pennel being in the mix after returning from his four game suspension.
     
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    Losing Megatron is huge for Detroit, though. No more "just chuck the ball deep and let Calvin go get it" plays.
     
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