The NFC North could easily be the most contested division in the league this year. After watching the Vikings I'm close to giving them the nod to win it but not quite yet.
I will start with the Vikings
Two things stood out to me on Sunday. First was just a cause of how late Brett Favre came into town, he just wasn't on the same page with the receivers. There were a couple of times when as Brian Billick put it the receiver zigged and Favre zagged. Luckily we have some time before we face a better than average secondary. My biggest concern with the men in purple was the number of sacks (4) by the Browns of all teams. This cannot continue if the vikes wish to head to the post-season. I am optomistic that things will be smoothed over during practice (It was John Sullivan and Phil Loadholt's first game after all)
After watching the game with the Bears I severly underestimated the defence that they have this year. Don't be fooled by what you hear on the TV it was the defence - not Aaron Rodgers or anyone else - that led them to the win. That being said we now have film on their new schemes and I feel safe in saying that we have more weapons then the bears but like any divison game we can't over look this team.
...Wow probably one of the biggest let downs for a season opener (sure glad I don't count myself a fan HA!) The savior Jay Cutler was very generous to the Packers secondary. It makes me get that warm fuzzy feeling when I can observe true sportsmenship like that ha ha. But in all seriousness this team must come back big and I mean big in week two if they hope to win this division.
Yeah they got stomped but...I really don't want a repeat of last years preformance against them.
Overall this is how I would rank the division
Tied 1. Vikings/Packers (just too hard to pick a clear favorite right now)