Predicting All Eight NFL Division Winners

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Dec 28, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) reacts after officials ruled a 2-point conversion attempt by the Detroit Lions failed in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

NFC North

Green Bay: 12-4

Detroit: 9-7

Minnesota: 8-8

Chicago: 6-10

I like how Green Bay is looking heading into the 2015 season, and while I won’t make my prediction right now, I am leaning towards giving Packers the nod as the NFC representative in the Super Bowl. They have Aaron Rodgers, the second best quarterback in the game, they have a loaded offense, and an opportunistic defense that knows how to make big-time plays. In a lot of ways, they remind me of the 2010-12 Patriots, because they will put up a ton of points on you, and while the defense will give up yards, they will hold up in the red zone, and create a lot of turnovers.

Detroit is frustrating, because Matthew Stafford has all the talent in the world, all the weapons in the world, but they can never put it together and make a deep playoff run. And this year, they won’t have a lights-out defensive line to lean on when the offense struggles. Because of their offensive firepower, they will win a lot of games, but not enough to pass Green Bay.

The Vikings are a team that is slowly building a contender, but that won’t come into play this year. They have some nice pieces on defense, they have a very talented young quarterback, and they have some playmakers to compliment Adrian Peterson. They will wins some games, but not enough to be playing in January.

Chicago: I’m sorry.

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