NFC North: 2012 NFL season preview

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The NFC North is one of the most polarizing divisions in football, and they have been for years. The division always seems to have at least one team on the brink of greatness, whether it’s the Chicago Bears 2006 Super Bowl run, the Minnesota Vikings coming within one play of making the Super Bowl in 2009, or the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl win a couple of years ago. Just last year, the Packers and Aaron Rodgers were only one game away from completing a perfect season. Let’s take a look at each team’s chances for success in 2012.

There’s not much that can be said about the Packers that hasn’t already been discussed. According to statistics and most analysts, Aaron Rodgers was the best quarterback in football last season and has been for quite some time. There’s no reason to think that this won’t remain the case during the upcoming season. The balance in Rodgers’ game is just as impressive as his arm strength. He always throws it to whoever’s open and doesn’t lean on one player or another during possessions. Whether it’s Jordy Nelson or Greg Jennings, Rodgers finds whoever is open.

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The team’s big question mark for 2012 is going to be their defense, which was ranked near the bottom of the league in several key categories last season. Green Bay should be able to continue this success during the next season, but they’ll need to improve their defense in order to do so. They used their first few draft picks to bolster the defense, adding linebacker Nick Perry in the first round and cornerback Casey Hayward in the second. Read more here…

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