Sorting the NFC North: Packers Continue Their Dominance
While the Green Bay Packers have consistently finished atop the NFC North, winning the last four division crowns, the division’s top teams are usually very close. Over the last three seasons the Packers have won the division by one, one half, and one game respectively. In 2012 there were three teams with 10 or 11 wins.
This division usually finds two or three teams staying in the hunt all season, with one cellar dweller. Last year the lowly Bears were at the bottom while Detroit and Green Bay battled at the top. The Adrian Peterson-less Vikings still managed to get to seven wins. So what should we expect for 2015? Let’s take a closer look at each team in my expected order of finish from last to first.
*NFC North opponents: Six games against the division, NFC East, AFC West, one each against NFC South and NFC West based on finishing position.