Behind Enemy Lines: NFC North Round Table Part Four

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What excites you about the next 12 weeks?

Aug 13, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) runs the ball during the first quarter against the New England Patriots in a preseason NFL football game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Payton, SLR: “Not a whole lot. I will admit, I have the tiniest bit of hope, but right that hope has its arm stuck under a boulder in the desert somewhere. The defense has definitely showed improvement in the past few weeks but the Lions must get things going on offense before my hope can cut its arm off and escape from the desert. 

Roethlisberger, LA: “Aaron Rodgers has not thrown an interception, and quite honestly, I’m not sure when he will throw the next one. The Packers are playing St. Louis and San Diego at home these next two weeks, and I don’t see one happening there. That means he would go through the first six games without and interception which is incredible. I am excited to see what he brings to the table the rest of the season.”

Carlson, TVA: Personally, I’m thrilled about the week 6 game against the Kansas City Chiefs because I’ll be attending that contest, but otherwise there is a lot of great competition coming up for the Vikings.  They still have to face the division leading Green Bay Packers twice, the Falcons, Cardinals, Seahawks and other NFL juggernauts.  With Minnesota looking to make the next step to become division and playoff contenders, those games will be of paramount importance going forward.”

Burzawa, BGO: “I’m most excited to see the continued development of some of the younger players and watch the team come together in John Fox’s image. I would like to see Alshon Jeffery come back healthy after missing three straight games. While it’s unlikely, there is still a possibility that first round draft pick Kevin White could come off the PUP list to suit up. The schedule will lighten up a bit after the BYE in a couple of weeks, so the second half of the season presents an opportunity to build a base for the rebuilding team.”

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