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Chicago Bears: Lance Briggs. This could have easily been Jay Cutler, but the Bears have always been known for their punishing defense and Briggs is leading that charge. In spite of the shabby offensive line play of the Bears, their defense kept them in games.
Detroit Lions: Ndamukong Suh. The Lions may have finally figured out how to build a team. They've got the franchise quarterback and receiver, and their defense is starting to become a scary thing. Leading the way last season was Suh. He helped turn the Lions from doormat to force, and I'm sure the quarterbacks of the NFC North would love to see him elsewhere.
Green Bay Packer: Aaron Rodgers. It comes as no shock that if the NFC North could only get rid of one Packer it would be Aaron Rodgers. I mean, after all, he is the current Super Bowl MVP and has made TitleTown forget the name Brett Favre—well, for at least for a season he has.
Minnesota Vikings: Brett...Nah, just kidding. Adrian Peterson. With his speed, elusiveness and power, "All Day" is a threat to take it to the house whenever he touches the ball. Even before Favre he was leading the charge and making the Vikings relevant again, and that was with teams stacking eight guys in the box. This season could be a huge one for Peterson if there is a decent quarterback under center and teams can't key on him every down.