OUT FOR RESPECT

 

The Vikings and Bears come into this season as favorites to win the division and land a spot in the Playoffs, while the Packers are looking for redemption and the Lions are desperate for a winning season.

Lance Goodman

August 2019

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2019 NFC NORTH PRESEASON VIEW
CHICAGO BEARS

Chicago had a brilliant off season in 2018, revamping most of their roster by cashing in on a new Head Coach, impact free agents, excellent drafting and a monster trade. Let's see if the Bears are ready to to establish themselves as a power house in the NFC.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Minnesota has all the makings of a Championship contender but they need everyone hitting on all cylinders, which was not the case a year ago. If Head Coach Mike Zimmerman can get improved offensive line play and his defense back on track, the Vikings can be very dangerous in the NFC.

GREEN BAY PACKERS

The Packers get a breath of fresh air with Matt LaFluer, after the departure of long time Head Coach Mike McCarthy. In years past, hot shot Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was enough for Green Bay to be considered a Super Bowl contender but now a complete team effort is required for the Pack to get back on top.

DETROIT LIONS

Detroit is another team that is looking for ways to become more than just average. But when you look at their roster, that's exactly what you see. A bunch of players who haven't gelled, which leads to inconsistency. 2nd year Head Coach Matt Patricia better find the answers quick, or he'll find himself on the hot seat by seasons end. 

2019 OFF SEASON GRADES