NFC North: And the Winner Is?

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Published: April 15, 2009

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... or any division for that matter. One, injuries always play an important factor in any teams success, and two, scheduling.

The NFC North lucked out this year. One, they play each other twice, so that in and of itself is an easy schedule, and two, the combination of matchups just happen to coincide with teams, who last year, were not very good, but I caution, be careful what you wish for.

Based on each teams draft, I would have to give the advantage to the Bears, just like last year you would have to give the edge to the Vikings (Jared Allen). Cutler is the equivalent of a first round draft choice who immediately impacts your team. Both teams have been fortunate enough to draft very good running backs in consecutive years (Peterson, Vikings, 2007 and Forte, Bears, 2008), and both would appear to have solid defenses.

But, there is a unique change of circumstances that has both cities mirroring needs.

For instance, Minnesota needs a QB to throw to a p...

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