I've seen multiple websites and magazine's that claim the Green Bay Packers are the team to beat in the NFC.
I am here to report that this is completely and utterly false.
The Minnesota Vikings will be the team to beat in the NFC unless Brett Favre decides that he was just working out, throwing football's, and getting surgery was so he could make Wrangler Jeans commercials.
Sure, the Packers will be a playoff team, I'll give them that. Nonetheless, this does not mean that they are going to be a better squad than the Vikings.
Minnesota has a better running game, better group of receiver's, and a superior defense.
Yes, I did say that the Vikings have better receiver's. Donald Driver is nearing the end of his career, which will mean that he won't be able to run as hard as he used to before.
Sidney Rice, Bernard Berrian, and Percy Harvin are one of the best trio of wide-outs that the league has to offer right now.
As far as Chicago goes, they are improving, but are not on the level of Minnesota yet.
If the Bears can ever get a true No. 1 receiver they will be a great offensive squad. However, their defense is still complete rubbish.
And the Lions--- well, they have about as much of a chance of winning the division as the Baltimore Orioles do of winning the pennant this year.