Monday, July 12, 2010

2010 NFL Preview: NFC North

NFC North is an improved division with a difficult schedule versus NFC East and AFC East.

Minnesota Vikings offense has great skill players, but problems protecting the ball when it matters most could remain a nightmare. The line is becoming more limited but dynamic playmakers should continue to convert third downs and TDs. A-

Minnesota Vikings defense boasts a fierce pass rush and stuffs the run with extreme prejudice. However, the defensive backfield has depth concerns. They're tough in the red zone. A-

Minnesota Vikings special teams have improved to become decent, but they need to find a PR. B+

Minnesota Vikings overall have a strong team, and must realize that this is their last, best chance. They could make a deep run in the playoffs. Final Grade: A-

Green Bay Packers have a balanced offense that protects the ball and can score. The line usually gets the job done but gave up a jaw-dropping 51 sacks, worst in the league. B+

Green Bay Packers defense had the most takeaways in the NFL and didn’t give up many yards. However, they really struggled to defend the red zone. B+

Green Bay Packers special teams are in absolute disarray. D+

Green Bay Packers overall are over-rated by most sportsjacks. They crushed their easy schedule but struggled to beat teams with winning records. They committed the most penalties in the NFL. Final Grade: B

Chicago Bears offense lacks playmakers, which resulted in steaming loads of interceptions. The line can’t open holes and QB Cutler faced steady pressure. C-

Chicago Bears defense is hoping that a transfusion of talent will revitalize them. They were flattened on the ground, especially in the red zone. Their playmakers are old and injuries should continue to mount. B-

Chicago Bears special teams are very good in nearly every phase. A-

Chicago Bears overall took so long to get a quarterback that the defense got old like mold. The window has closed for this team. Final Grade: C

Detroit Lions offense just sucks. Their shoddy line leaves them unable to run or protect the passer. D

Detroit Lions defense added some free agent talent, but the backfield is atrocious. Still one of the league’s absolute worst defenses. D

Detroit Lions special teams are bad. Even their longtime kicker is fading. D

Detroit Lions overall are the personification of Detroit as a city. Final Grade: D


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Big Blue Monkey 2: The Quickening said...

I'm assuming that's a burn on the Vikings.

Andrew Wice said...

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Muumuuman said...

The Lions graciously accept your generous grade of "D". It's an improvement from 0-16, which I think is an F.

Andrew Wice said...

But of course, after their 0-16 2008 the Lions posted an improved 2-14 for 2009. Hot stuff.

They beat Washington to break their losing streak. In case you're playing along at home.