NFC North: 2009 Predictions

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NFC North: 2009 Predictions
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I'm back with my predictions for the records of all four NFC North teams in 2009. I'll also post predictions a month after the draft. I won't give analysis of the games because I'm too lazy. I'm a Packer's fan, so don't be too hard on my bias picks.

Green Bay Packers

vs Bears

Win - 1-0

vs Bengals

Win - 2-0

at Rams

Win - 3-0

at Vikings

Lose - 3-1

BYE

vs Lions

Win - 4-1

at Browns

Win - 5-1

vs Vikings

Win - 6-1

at Buccaneers

Lose - 6-2

vs Cowboys

Win - 7-2

vs 49ers

Win - 8-2

at Lions

Win - 9-2

vs Ravens

Lose - 9-3

at Bears

Lose - 9-4

at Steelers

Lose - 9-5

vs Seahawks

Win - 10-5

at Cardinals

Win - 11-5

The Packers get off to a good start by only losing to the Vikings and Buccaneers in the first half. They beat the Cowboys at home, but go on a three-game losing streak by losing a close game to the Ravens and Bears, but losing by a considerably amount to the Steelers. The Cardinals already locked the playoffs, but still play with their starters against the Packers. The Packers still mange to win though. 11-5.

Chicago Bears

at Packers

Lose - 0-1

vs Steelers

Lose - 0-2

at Seahawks

Win - 1-2

vs Lions

Win - 2-2

BYE

at Falcons

Lose - 2-3

at Bengals

Win - 3-3

vs Browns

Win - 4-3

vs Cardinals

Lose - 4-4

at 49ers

Win - 5-4

vs Eagles

Lose - 5-5

at Vikings

Lose - 5-6

vs Rams

Win - 6-6

vs Packers

Win - 7-6

at Ravens

Lose - 7-7

vs Vikings

Lose - 7-8

at Lions

Win - 8-8

The Bears almost split everything evenly. 4-4 after eight games, 3-3 division record, their highest win-streak was 2, and so was their highest loss-streak. They couldn't seem to get hot, losing to every team that stood a challenge. 8-8.

Minnesota Vikings

at Browns

Win - 1-0

at Lions

Win - 2-0

vs 49ers

Win - 3-0

vs Packers

Win - 4-0

at Rams

Win - 5-0

vs Ravens

Lose - 5-1

at Steelers

Lose - 5-2

at Packers

Lose - 5-3

BYE

vs Lions

Win - 6-3

vs Seahawks

Win - 7-3

vs Bears

Win - 8-3

at Cardinals

Lose - 8-4

vs Bengals

Win - 9-4

at Panthers

Lose - 9-5

at Bears

Win - 10-5

vs Giants

Lose - 10-6

The Vikings got hot in the beginning of each half of the season, but losing games in a row and late made and broke the season for the Vikings. They still finished with a respectable record, but the Packers are still ahead at 11-5. They were 5-0, then 5-3, and they were 8-3, then went 2-3 to end 10-6. This time with the Giants, they aren't so lucky. 10-6.

Detroit Lions

at Saints

Lose - 0-1

vs Vikings

Lose - 0-2

vs Redskins

Lose - 0-3

at Bears

Lose - 0-4

vs Steelers

Lose - 0-5

at Packers

Lose - 0-6

BYE

vs Rams

Win - 1-6

at Seahawks

Win - 2-6

at Vikings

Lose - 2-7

vs Browns

Lose - 2-8

vs Packers

Lose - 2-9

at Bengals

Win - 3-9

at Ravens

Lose - 3-10

vs Cardinals

Lose - 3-11

at 49ers

Win - 4-11

vs Bears

Lose - 4-12

The Lions are slightly better than last year, but still they aren't looking too good. They start 0-6, but after the BYE week and two slightly less challenging teams, they finally win some games and advance to 2-6. They also beat the Bengals and 49ers, but can't muster any more wins. 4-12.

NFC North Standings

Green Bay Packers - 11-5

Minnesota Vikings - 10-6

Chicago Bears - 8-8

Detroit Lions - 4-12

Well, that's done. Feel free to comment on my picks, because I'm certain most of my picks are ridiculous, I'm just curious which ones!

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