NFC North: Offensive Line Rankings
Steve Hutchinson was the only O-Lineman from the NFC North to be on last years Pro Bowl team.
Many of the questions about who will win the NFC North this season can be answered by a quick look at each team's offensive line.
Alot of talk has been made about the QB situation but not so much about the all important offensive line. After all, Stafford could have the best arm ever but will be no good if he is spending every other snap picking himself up off the astro turf.
#4: Detroit Lions
Pretty much anybody could get a sack on Stafford including Miley and this guy. The Lion's O-Line is a complete mess. The only difference this year is that Stafford will be running for his life instead of Kitna.
#3: Green Bay Packers
FOOOUUR...Mark Tauscher, the Packer's starting tackle since 2003, is playing golf these days instead of holding down the Pack's O-Line.
There are no stand outs for a replacement as previous draft picks have not been acceptable.
No reason to believe that the 34 sack performance of last year will not be repeated.
#2: Chicago Bears
The Bears sport the addition of Orlando Pace to an already solid O-Line. They are looking to fill the void of retired John Tait. Chris Williams, a 2008 1st rounder for the Bears, is healthy and looking impressive.
Look for Forte to have a repeat success of last season and Cutler to have plenty of time to try to find someone to catch a pass.
#1: Minnesota Vikings
Producing holes for Adrian Peterson to muscle his way to a 1,780 yard season (best in the NFL) has been the specialty of this veteran O-Line.
In addition to monsters McKinnie and Hutchinson, the vikes picked up 6'8'', 343lbs tackle Phil Loadholt in the second round.
Look for Adrian Peterson to make it over the 2000 yard mark this season.