Parity in the NFL? 2015 NFL Playoff Predictions: NFC

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NFC North Prediction: Green Bay Packers – Division Champs

First of all, I am a Detroit Lions fan. Secondly, I am also a realist.

The fact of the matter is, Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in the game and the Green Bay Packers remain the best team in the NFC North.

Can they be beat?


The Lions have done it in three of their last four games.

May 27, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand (left) and Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell during OTA at Detroit Lions Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

However that doesn’t take away from the fact that Detroit has some holes on their roster and question marks on their team entering the season.

Another team that I promise you’ll want to keep an eye on is the Minnesota Vikings. I was already high on them following one of the best draft hauls in 2015, then it was announced earlier this week that Adrian Peterson has re-joined his team at voluntary workouts.

With Peterson in the backfield, Teddy Bridgewater will continue to get better. I look for Peterson to be on a mission in 2015, but I still think the Vikings have at least one more year of development ahead of them before they embark on the post season.

NFC North Predicted Standings

  1. Green Bay Packers
  2. Detroit Lions – Wildcard*
  3. Minnesota Vikings
  4. Chicago Bears

What do you think? Is the National Football league a league of parity? What about in comparison to other major sports? And who will be the six teams to represent the NFC in the NFL Playoffs in 2015? Be sure to give us your thoughts and 2015 NFL Playoff predictions in the comment section below!

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