Why The NFC North Is Still The Best Division In The NFL

Detroit Lions

  • Don’t have (QB) Matthew Stafford back and are now down to the third-string quarterback. In every loss except the most recent one to the Vikings, they have had the lead at some point in the contest.
  • If they would have kept handing it off to (RB) Bo Scarbrough the Lions would of beat the Bears on Thanksgiving. Success in the run game may be the only way the Lions can win.
  • Kenny Golladay is a legitimate downfield threat but he’s not the Lions only weapon. This defense only came together under Matt Patricia this year however; the future is bright.

Chicago Bears

  • (QB) Mitchell Trubisky is a dart thrower, but when he struggles at reading the defense and following through his progressions; bring on disaster city baby!
  • Everybody is really fighting to be the playmaker. (Might end up being a good thing.) Why isn’t (WR) Cordell Patterson in the offense more?
  • The Bears defense can still get a stop when they need to. How long will that keep up if Trubisky and the offense don’t get this thing figured out? Time will tell, however; the recent win over the Cowboys should be taken with a grain of salt.

Minnesota Vikings

  • (QB) Kirk Cousins may not be an MVP candidate but he understands the offense well in Minnesota. They rebounded well from the loss to the Seahawks against the Lions but still have much to prove.
  • The Vikings defense is average and so is nearly every offense in the NFL. This is a week to week league folks.
  • The Vikings offense is built around playmakers. (TE) Kyle Rudolph, (WR) Adam Thielen (who is nursing a hamstring injury.), (WR) Stefon Diggs, (RB) Dalvin Cook. The bottom line is the offense has to step up in crunch time to win the NFC North.

Green Bay Packers

  • Did I save the best for last? (QB) Aaron Rodgers is Aaron Rodgers and the offensive line is playing inspired seeing former offensive lineman Josh Sitton retire as a Packer last week.
  • Head Coach Matt Lafleur continues to prepare efficiently and is now the first head coach in Packers history to have a 10 win season in their first year. The loss to Philadelphia was a razor thin one. The loss to San Diego was sour grapes for underestimating the opponent. The loss to the 49ers was a reality check. The Packers won every game after taking a loss showing resilience. That only comes from confidence and high morale in the locker room. Which transpires to solid execution on the field. Whoever is hot late will go deep in the postseason. Remember that!
  • (WR) Davante Adams (the most underrated receiver in the game.) caught two TD’s in the Packers win over the Giants after nursing turf toe the weeks prior. If Adams gets into a groove and (RB) Aaron Jones keeps carrying the ball the way he is. Then people won’t be calling the Packers a fraudulent team for long.

 

I have been dropping gems a long time however; that naturally defines me. Knowledge shouldn’t come with a big price tag. Knowledge develops when you have a willingness to hear new ideas; grasping a better understanding for the substance of the subject. Forming theory’s and seeing them pan out is more than a stroke of luck. Stemming from years of understanding fundamental principals of the matter at hand; accuracy becomes anything but in doubt.

 

 

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