Behind Enemy Lines: An NFC North Round Table

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What is your projected record in 2015?

Dec 7, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) passes against the New York Jets in the fourth quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 30-24. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Payton, SLR:

I’m going to say the Lions will repeat with 11-5 record in 2015. The defense will take a step back, but not a leap. Lombardi’s offense comes around in year two with a new running back scheme and a young updated offensive line. The Lions are still a very talented team despite the loss of one player.

Schmelzer, BGO:

Looking over the schedule, I project the Bears to go 6-10 next season. They have a couple of brutal stretches in the schedule including starting off with the Packers, Cardinals and Seahawks for the first three games.

I think the Bears will show some promise this year, but this is a team in the transition phase, and the NFC North is a tough division right now.

Zinski, TVA

I’m looking at 10-6 right now.

Rivard, LA:

I see the Packers at 13-3, once again winning the NFC North. Though the Vikings will be right there, the Packers win it because they have Aaron Rodgers and so many weapons.

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