Okay, so, two things happened this weekend to change my sense of the division.
I'll start with the bad. Frankly, I thought Aaron Rogers played frighteningly well this weekend. I did not have this sense at any point last year, but am now worried that he could emerge as a very legitimate top-calibre threat this year. I just don't think I could stand it if the Packers turn out to have another stable, top-shelf young gunslinger.
And, for the good. Man, watching the Bears last night made my mouth water. Orlando Pace is an absolute dinosaur. Dumervil is both less explosive and less powerful than Jared Allen and absolutely dominated Pace on the left side of the line. I think the Bears are even weaker along the OL than people predicted, and if they try to add bodies to the left to stop Allen, it will only lead to more opportunities for Williams and Evans. Looking very forward to our match ups with Chicago. Cutler's good, but not deadly.