Elite Sports NY’s 2016 NFL Preview & Predictions

Matt Kartozian, USATSI
Matt Kartozian, USATSI

NFC North

  1. Green Bay Packers – 13-3, 5-1
  2. Minnesota Vikings – 9-7, 3-3
  3. Detroit Lions – 5-11, 2-4
  4. Chicago Bears – 5-11, 2-4

packers_150Both North divisions are completely one-sided. The NFC’s version features Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers as the leaders of the pack.

It’s all thanks to the devastating injury suffered by Teddy Bridgewater. There’s no chance Sam Bradford revives his career in Minnesota. If he hasn’t done it up to this point in his career, he simply won’t do it. You also have to feel bad for the Vikings that they knew they were getting fleeced when trading for the oft-injured QB.

Even still, Minnesota will have a tournament shot thanks to Mike Zimmer’s special defense.

Don’t look for anything surprising from the Detroit Lions or Chicago Bears. While the Bears are expected to be bad, the Lions will fall far and feel the loss of Calvin Johnson even more than we could ever imagine.

Look for rookie fourth-rounder Blake Martinez to make an immeasurable impact as the leader of that Pack defense.

NEXT: NFC South


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