Green Bay Packers: Ranking the NFC North competition – Green Bay Packers News

Green Bay Packers: Ranking the NFC North competition – Green Bay Packers News

The Green Bay Packers have won the NFC North five of the last six seasons.  Their run of division dominance has been that similar to the New England Patriots, who have won the AFC East every year, with the exception of 2008, since 2001.  All three teams in the NFC North have challenged the Packers in those six seasons, with the Vikings winning in 2015.  Which team poses the biggest threat to the Aaron Rodgers and company?  Let’s take a look.

Chicago Bears

Oct 20, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) fends off Chicago Bears cornerback DeVante Bausby (20) on a second quarter reception at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers/The Post-Crescent via USA TODAY Sports

In a word, the Bears’ chance of unseating the Packers on top of the NFC North is zero.  The Bears signed quarterback Mike Glennon to a three-year, $45 million contract in the offseason, only to draft Mitchell Trubisky with the second overall pick the 2017 NFL draft.  Glennon has been a so-so quarterback, and I personally believe it was a reach selecting Trubisky with the second pick.  The Bears also let veteran wide receiver Alshon Jeffery leave during free agency.  With no Jeffery, uncertainty at quarterback, and possibly the worst defense in the league, the Bears are still a long way from contending in the NFC North.

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) catches a touchdown pass. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Last season, the Lions controlled the division from early on, only to be caught by the Packers at seasons end.  Matthew Stafford had an MVP caliber season, and…

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