1. Packers (11-5)
Aaron Rodgers, that's the only answer I need for why I think the Packers will win the north. As long as he's healthy, they'll cruise to the NFC North division title. The question marks at the offensive line will be defuse by Rodgers ability to extend plays and masterfully work the pocket. The defense will be mediocre but that's all they'll need to be because they'll have this year's MVP putting up serious points every game. Also, look for Eddie Lacy to have a nice bounce back year, this offense could be extremely deadly if they can have an effective running attack. They can also thank the football gods for taking out Bridgewater and making this division a cake walk for them.
2. Vikings (9-7)
This is going to be the season that never was for the Minnesota Vikings. Heading into this year many people thought the Vikings were going to be able to repeat as NFC North champs, that was until their starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater almost lost his leg. Now they have Sam Bradford and his over sized sleeves leading the offense. Not saying Bridgewater is anything special, but Sam Bradford running the offense does more damage than help to the team. AP and the defense just might be able to will them into a wildcard spot, even if that's the case, another first round exit is inevitable.
3. Bears (7-9)
The Chicago Bears are going to surprise a lot of people this year. The defense is going to be pretty awful this season and that's why their record will reflect it. The offense on the other hand could be very explosive, the gun slinging Jay Cutler has to prove himself this year, and I think he'll finally be able to do that with the weapons he's got around him. Kevin White will return to the team this year after suffering a serious shin injury in which he needed season ending surgery for. This kid is supposed to be an dynamic speedy receiver that will help compliment Alshon Jeffrey very well. Jeremy Langford is also a very shifty running back that is going to make a lot of fantasy owners proud this season. It's going to be a long tough road Bears fans, but I really feel this team is headed in the right direction.
4. Lions (4-12)
Hope you didn't get your hopes up too high the last seven years Detroit because your headed right back into the dump. I know the Lions have actually been competitive some years under Matthew Stafford, but those years are now gone. Most of Stafford's success was due in part to Calvin Johnson, who is now retired. Megatron was the biggest match up problem in league history, of course he made the passing game a whole lot easier for Matthew Stafford. This organization is a joke, always has been, and will continue to be until basically the entire roster is revamped. So buckle up Detroit fans, you're headed back to the Joey Harrington years.