NFC North First-Half Recap

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First-Place: Minnesota Vikings (6-2)

The Vikings have fought through adversity all throughout 2017, and rightfully find themselves in first place at the half way point.

Despite knee injuries to quarterback Sam Bradford and running back Dalvin Cook, the Vikings have somehow won five in a row, and have a 2-game lead for first place.

Spectacular production from Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have took a lot of pressure off of the offense. Consistency and durability from the defense has been a huge lift for the Vikings, especially when the offense struggles.

With Teddy Bridgewater back soon, and the schedule getting harder, the Vikings have an eventful second half on the way.

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Four division games remain, and with wins in three of those, the Vikings should end up as NFC North champions.