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NFC North Power Rankings: Week 1

There has been much credit given to the Chicago Bears this season. But lets not forget that the Bears finished behind the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings last season.

Prior to the start of this season, many have the Bears ahead of the Vikings but slightly behind the Packers if not on the same level.

Before any games our played, the time is now to release Da Windy City power rankings going into the 2013 NFL Season.

Don’t worry Detroit Lions’ fans, Da Windy City did not forget about the Lions.

NFC North Power Rankings: Week 1

  1. Green Bay Packers-Until they are not at the top of the NFC North division, the North is still the Packers’ division. That being said, the Packers are vulnerable. Questions have surfaced during training camp about the Packers’ offensive line as well as their depth at the Wide Receiver position. If there were anytime for a team in the NFC North to take advantage of a weakened Packers’ team, this would be the season.
  2. Chicago Bears-Marc Trestman; Aaron Kromer; Martellus Bennett; Jermon Bushrod; Kyle Long. The Bears additions this off-season were meant to bring the team closer to the Packers. The Bears have succeeded. The Bears are built to compete with the Packers and that is what they will do this season.
  3. Detroit Lions-The Lions offense has the potential to be strong once again this season. The issue is that the Lions’ defense will once again put quarterback Matt Stafford and the offense in a position where they need to pass to remain in the game. Stafford and Calvin Johnson may be the best quarterback-wide receiver combo in the league, but that is nice for winning fantasy football games not actual football games.
  4. Minnesota Vikings-Adrian Peterson made the playoffs last season, the Vikings were simply along for the ride. Peterson will not be enough to make the playoffs this season especially when it appears that Vikings’ quarterback Christian Ponder has taken a step back in his development.

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