Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) during the game against the Green Bay Packers during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

NFC North Recap: Additions, Analysis, and Rankings

Over Memorial Day weekend SideLion Report released its complete NFC North guide for the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, which included each team’s draft classes, offseason additions and losses and rankings for the 2014 season. If you missed any of the articles just click the links below.

Fourth Place: Minnesota Vikings

Third Place: Chicago Bears

Second Place: Detroit Lions

First Place: Green Bay Packers

Each NFC North team improved this offseason, there’s no question about that, but did each team do enough to compete for a division title?

The Minnesota Vikings added depth along their defensive line in the draft and in free agency in Anthony Barr (first round), Scott Chrichton (third round), and Linval Joseph (free agency), while also adding a veteran presence in the secondary in Captain Munnerlyn. Offensively, the Vikings drafted quarterback Teddy Bridgewater who could finally be the answer to the Vikings search for a franchise quaterback.

The Bears experienced the most roster turnover, but was the turnover enough to push them over the other teams in the NFC North? The Lions rounded out their already explosive offense with wide receiver Golden Tate and tight end Eric Ebron, but didn’t address the secondary to the extent that most fans would have liked. As for the Packers, they reloaded through the draft and put together another deep roster.

Who will win the NFC North in 2014? Click on the links for team-specific analysis or sound off by leaving a comment below!

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