NFC North: A Look at the State of the Packers, Lions, Bears and Vikings

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NFC North: A Look at the State of the Packers, Lions, Bears and Vikings
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Can Devin Hester reach the endzone across the pond? Did he even take the plane or just run there?

Week 7 of the NFL season is upon us, and it may be the most important week of the season for three of the four teams in the NFC North division. I know, every coach will tell you that every week is important and every player will tell you that every game is important. There are different levels of importance, though, and this week presents some interesting story lines.

How do the Lions respond after their first loss of the season? How important is Jahvid Best to their offense? 

The Bears face the Bucs in a game across the pond that could put the Bears in the driver's seat for a wild card in the NFC with a win.

The Christian Ponder, or "Are we really going to pass on Andrew Luck cause we just drafted this guy?", era officially begins...against the Packers.

The Packers don't really care about any of this, I'm sure. They're probably setting the over/under on A.J. Hawk "bird" sightings and how many times they'll be able to say "Welcome to the NFL, rook."

 Here's a closer look.

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