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The other NFC North teams have flaws.
All four NFC North teams are at .500 or above, but they are not without flaw.
The Packers are 6-3 and rolling with four straight wins. However, the defense still has cracks, and Green Bay is battling the injury bug. Additionally, the Packers have struggled to establish a consistent run game for the entire year, averaging only 99.7 yards a contest.
Greg Jennings is still out with a groin injury, and Jordy Nelson and Clay Mathews are nursing ankle and hamstring injuries, respectively.
Fortunately, Aaron Rodgers' bunch has a bye week to rest up and get well with a fairly difficult schedule to finish.
The Minnesota Vikings have been the surprise contenders in the NFC North at 5-4. Their defense has been solid, Adrian Peterson has returned from another terrible knee injury with freakish production, and Percy Harvin has proven to be one of the most dynamic talents in the NFL.
The Vikings, however, still have to play Green Bay and Chicago twice apiece as well as Houston.
Quarterback Christian Ponder has struggled mightily in the past three games, throwing for only 372 passing yards and two touchdowns while tossing four interceptions in that stretch.
Outside of Peterson and Harvin, the Vikings lack another consistent force on the offensive side of the ball.
The Detroit Lions are back in the mix at 4-4 following consecutive wins, but they still have to take on Green Bay twice, Atlanta, Houston and Chicago.
While the defense has improved in recent weeks, the team's secondary still can be exposed, and the team hasn't made significant moves to address that.