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Divisional Foes Have Their Struggles

The Vikings limped into their early bye week with plenty of concerns surrounding their offense and their injury report.

A week after the Bears and Packers faced off in an ugly display, things appear to have gotten even worse for the leaders of the NFC North.

The Packers had the luxury of hosting the Lions on Sunday, but it took every bit of effort (and luck) to keep the Lions from completing a last minute comeback.  The Packers did win by two points, but their lack of a run game and holes on defense are beginning to be exposed by teams on a regular basis. 

To make matters worse, starting rookie defensive back Morgan Burnett is rumored to be finished for the season with a torn ACL.  In a quickly aging secondary, Burnett’s absence could hurt more than most people think.

The Bears laid an egg against the Giants on Sunday night, losing 17-3.  The Bears offensive line played like they were filming the sequel to A League Of Their Own on their way to giving up 10 sacks.  Jay Cutler wasn’t even able to make it back for the second half, as the fact that he was seen walking towards the wrong sideline illustrated as well as anything the severity of his concussion.

Oh, and the Lions are 0-4, and already are more concerned about who their top five draft choice will be next year than whether or not they can win the division.

So, while the Vikings sit at 1-2 while the Packers and Bears are at 3-1, and they obviously have some ground to make up, they are certainly still in the mix.  If the offense can find their stride and the Vikings can play decently through a very tough October schedule, then I think the NFC North is there for the taking.

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3 Responses to “Divisional Foes Have Their Struggles”

  1. starrc10 says:

    My question: how is Rodgers never hurt through all the brutal games he has been through. Lucky damned Packers.

  2. B. Grant says:

    Looks like Mike Tice’s offensive line needs a little work on their pass protection this week (year). Have I mentioned before how important the line of scrimmage is?

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