NFC North teams had big ups and downs during the 2016 season. While the Vikings started hot and ended stone cold, the Green Bay Packers were struggling early but ended up winning 6 straight games to end the year and get to the Playoffs. Are they still at the top of this division, or can the others challenge them in 2017?
4) Chicago Bears – Glennon is now in Chicago, and it is just what the Bears needed. Their biggest move was letting go of Jay Cutler, a move that needed to be done. Bears have a good pick in the draft, some decent young talent could be taken, and they should be improving in 2017.
3) Detroit Lions – Even though the Lions made the Playoffs and had a solid year, the luck was on their side for the most of the season. Stafford was able to win a lot of games for this team late in contests, but they need to get him more weapons on the offensive side of the ball.
2) Minnesota Vikings – This squad did fall flat in the second half of the season, but they still have one of the elite defenses in the NFL. The O-line needs to get better as well as the offense in general for them to challenge the Green Bay Packers in 2017.
1) Green Bay Packers – Aaron Rodgers proved just how great he really is last year. He was on point in the second half of the season, and this offense is rolling. Packers are the best in the NFC North right now even without good pass defenders. They need to use the draft in order to boost their secondary.