2011 NFL Predictions: 7 Reasons Detroit Lions Can Win NFC North

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2011 NFL Predictions: 7 Reasons Detroit Lions Can Win NFC North
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The NFL champion Green Bay Packers look unbeatable, but the Detroit Lions could sneak ahead and capture the NFC North.

It’s easy to forget that last year’s Superbowl champs didn’t even win their own division. The Packers are a juggernaut going into this season, returning the bulk of their championship team and adding previously injured studs Jermichael Finley and Ryan Grant back into the mix.

Even so, it’s way to early to hand them the division title in 2011.

The Detroit Lions have been electric in the preseason on both sides of the ball. Ndamukong Suh has led a savage defense, and Matthew Stafford is finally back at the helm of an explosive offense.

The Lions certainly have a lot to prove, but there’s no question that the talent and coaching is in place for a run to a division title.

Unbelievable though it may be, it is possible for the lowly Lions to topple the defending champs.

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