At the end of the season look for the NFC North standings to look like this (remember this is all speculation):
1.) Green Bay Packers: The former Super Bowl Champions should have no problem leading the NFC North into the playoffs this season. With a strong squad and many returning players, the Packers should go deep into the playoffs and may find themselves back in the Super Bowl. With Aaron Rodgers leading the team and arguably one of the best receiving crews in the league, the Packers should find themselves on top.
2.) Detroit Lions: The Lions will be a defensive giant with the Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairly duo in place. They will be tough against the run. Look for Matt Stafford to have a solid year if he can stay healthy. With Stafford at QB, Calvin Johnson will be a happy man and the two should have a solid year, which may put them in a wild card position.
3.) Chicago Bears: The Bears will not have the offensive punch that they need to find themselves in a top seed. With a struggling offensive line and Matt Forte trying to decide if he wants to stay in the windy city, look for the Bears to have a decent season but not have the final punch to find themselves in a top spot.
4.) Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings are in a rebuilding year. With the Vikings' defense not producing big stops like the Vikings of the past and the offense struggling to put up points, look for the Vikings to have a mediocre season with promise towards the future. The Vikings receivers lack depth and experience, and a shaky offensive line will prove difficult for Adrian Peterson and Donavan McNabb to handle.