BLACK ON TOP

 

Chicago used a brilliant off season and blockbuster trade to help catapult them to the top of the NFC North, while the Vikings struggled with identity issues and inexcusably missed the Playoffs, after playing in the NFC Championship game the year before. Meanwhile the Packers were a major disappointment and the Lions another let down.

Lance Goodman

7/16/19

2018 SEASON REVIEW
CHICAGO BEARS

Chicago made all the right off season moves making a big splash with new Head Coach Matt Nagy and All Pro Linebacker Khalil Mack. The ending however was bitter sweet as the Bears won the division title but suffered a devastating Playoff loss. 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Minnesota came into the season as a perinial Super Bowl contender after losing the in the NFC Championship game the year before. Despite a new $84 Million Dollar Quarterback and the majority of starters returning, the Vikings ended the season as one of the leagues biggest disappointments.

GREEN BAY PACKERS

With All Pro caliber Quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the helm, Green Bay is always in the conversation  as a favorite to win the NFC but the Packers struggled to gain any real traction and missed the Playoffs again. 

DETROIT LIONS

In most cases, no news is often viewed as good news but that's certainly not the case in Detroit, where the Lions didn't have anything to brag about or show for yet again at seasons end. 

2018 FINAL NFC NORTH OFF SEASON GRADES
  • Chicago: A+

  • Green Bay: B-

  • Detroit: C+

  • Minnesota C

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2018 RECORDS

Chicago 12-4

Minnesota 8-7-1

Green Bay 7-8-1

Detroit 6-10