NFC North power rankings after final week of preseason

How confident should Lions fans feel heading into the regular season?
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1. Minnesota Vikings

At this point, it is still hard to argue against the defending division champs who went 13-4 last season. Sure, the Minnesota Vikings roster is a bit different this year with some few faces taking the place of guys who have since left.

But, the most important pieces are still there. Or, should I say, "piece."

Justin Jefferson is arguably the best wide receiver in football, and so long as that offense has him on the field, they are going to score a good amount of points. Kirk Cousins is, whether people want to admit it or not, a good quarterback. He is more than good enough to win football games with.

And, Cousins has two other options in the passing game that will greatly assist in taking pressure off of Jefferson. Of course, T.J. Hockenson came on strong after the trade, and Lions fans know him well. But, then there's rookie wide receiver Jordan Addison, who looks like he is going to give Minnesota a fantastic tandem at the position.

Already, Addison is making plays like a pro and looks comfortable. He is locked in as the WR2 on that offense and should only help continue the success of that Vikings offense.

Defensively, there are still questions. But, the Vikings should currently be the favorites until someone (Detroit) proves otherwise.