NFC North Notes and Observations
Green Bay is synonymous with dominance in the NFC North and it appeared that would not change this season until Jordy Nelson went down with a season-ending knee injury. The Packers have enough talent to make up for that significance but it takes some of their edge off. Before the Nelson injury, Chicago, Detroit, and Minnesota already felt they were catching up with Green Bay. Green Bay, an annual Super Bowl contender with quarterback Aaron Rodgers leading the way, has won the last four division titles. The Packers’ schedule is a difficult one with six of their last 10 games on the road, including at Denver. Chicago and Detroit have tough non-division games on the road against Kansas City, San Diego and Seattle. Minnesota, with Adrian Peterson back loosening opposing defenses, has the easiest schedule with the most difficult non-division road games against Arizona and Denver. For each teams preview tap or click on their name.