The Chicago Bears were not only the worst team in the NFC North this season, but they were also the worst team in the National Football League. As a result, they are scheduled to make the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. We have to wait and see what comes of that.
The rest of the NFC North was very mediocre as well. The Minnesota Vikings won it easily with a record of 13-4 record. That seems like a dominating record but they were very deceiving. They ended up with a negative point differential which says a lot about their wins and losses.
All of their wins were within a score and they got blown out in their losses. They also made the largest comeback for a win in the history of the NFL this season so things were anything but easy for them en route to that division title.
As for the Green Bay Packers, they were amongst the most disappointing teams in the league this season. They had a really good December, however, which got them back in the playoff race just to blow it in the final week of the season. They finished at 8-9.
The Chicago Bears clearly didn’t compete in the best division this season.
Green Bay actually was defeated by the Detroit Lions in that final game who ended up with a better record at 9-8 but the Seattle Seahawks had the tiebreaker for the final wild-card spot. As a result, only the Vikings went to the postseason.
In their first postseason game, however, things didn’t go their way at all. They lost at home to the New York Giants who were one of the most surprising teams in the league this season (in a good way). Now, the entire NFC North is eliminated from postseason contention.
Going forward, the Bears and Lions have to be feeling the best about the future. The Lions were good a year or two ahead of schedule which has to make them feel good about it.
As for Chicago, they have their quarterback in Justin Fields, the number one overall pick to work with, and the most cap space in the NFL. Hopefully, they are able to do something with it. At the end of the day, we don’t have to see rivals play anymore which is really nice.