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Pietro's 2013 NFL Season Preview: NFC North
by Pietro DiSante Jr.,posted Aug 28 2013 2:34PM
Last year, the NFC North lost a little steam with the Bears and Lions struggling, the Packers not looking the same, but the Vikings were a nice surprise due to Adrian Peterson rushing for over 2,000 yards and giving them a playoff birth. This year I think the division will get back on the right track.
1. Green Bay Packers (11-5)
I still love Aaron Rodgers. No doubt, currently the best QB in the NFL. Still, the rest of the Packers team needs work. The defense is not what it used to be, Greg Jennings jetted off to Minnesota, so it might not be as easy for Green Bay this year. Their running game will improve, which helps out Rodgers and the defense.
2. Chicago Bears (10-6)
The Bears will be a playoff team in 2013. You heard it here first. They should have went last year, but things fell apart quick. I love their tough, turnover creating defense, and I feel Jay Cutler to Brandon Marshall is one of the best connections in the NFL. If the Bears play their cards right, they might even win the NFC North.
3. Detroit Lions (8-8)
I think the Lions have a nice bounce-back year in 2013. Reggie Bush is a nice additon to go with Matthew Stafford and Megatron himself, Calvin Johnson. The defense still makes you worry, I mean really worry, but the Lions should be able to stay in every game due to that great offense.
4. Minnesota Vikings (6-10)
Okay, I feel like a jerk with this pick. Last year I picked the Vikings to be one of the worst teams in the NFL. Then they proved me wrong and made the playoffs. How do I repay them? Saying they will go (6-10) the following season? Not cool man, not cool. I don't have much faith in Christian Ponder, but I also am not sure about their defense either. Adrian Peterson though, I have no doubts in that guy. If he turns it on again, I won't be shocked to see them in the playoffs.