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5 NFC North Defenders Who Will Take a Step Back in 2012

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5 NFC North Defenders Who Will Take a Step Back in 2012
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The NFC North is home to several high-octane offensive attacks.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is the reigning MVP, Bears QB Jay Cutler has cemented himself among the league’s top 10 quarterbacks and Lions QB Matt Stafford is an up-and-coming star as one-half of the most deadly passing combination in football.

The burden of these prolific passing attacks lies on the shoulders of the NFC North’s defenses. There are numerous established veterans on the defensive side of the ball, several of which are past the prime of their career.

Let’s take a closer look at five NFC North defenders who will take a step back in 2012.

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