NFC North

  1. Green Bay Packers (13-3)*
  2. Minnesota Vikings (10-6)*
  3. Detroit Lions (8-8)
  4. Chicago Bears (4-12)

The team who’ll take the biggest step forward in 2015 will come from the NFL North, the Minnesota Vikings.

All the ingredients are present. Mike Zimmer is a tremendous coach. He provided instant credibility and stability upon arriving in Minnesota last season. This is especially the case for the defense.

With Adrian Peterson back in tow and Teddy Bridgewater’s professionalism showing at every turn, Norv Turner will have this offense humming by mid-season en route to a Wild Card berth.

The only problem for them is they play in the same division as Aaron Rodgers. The Green Bay Packers will easily win the division, Jordy Nelson or not. DaVonte Adams will fill in just fine.

Detroit saw the playoffs last season and were severely robbed once there, but will take a minor step back in record this season.


John Fox will need a season to clean house in Chicago.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com