Why the NFC North Is Primed for a Major Comeback in 2014

June 28, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A bevy of smart player acquisitions and two strong coaching hires has set up the NFC North for a bounce-back season in 2014.
The division should re-assume its place among the NFL's strongest, with three teams possessing justifiable playoff potential and another looking like a legitimate dark horse. There's a case to be made for any ranking of the four teams, as the most logical predictions at this point in June can only be based on the general health of the quarterback position.
But the memories of a year ago still haunt this division. 
Across the board and without prejudice, the NFC North suffered through enormous disappointments during the 2013 season. 
The division entered the campaign with great expectations; first-round quarterbacks were to start in all four cities, and each of the four teams had won at least 10 games in a single season within the last two years. In 2012 alone, the Green Bay Packers (11-5), Minnesota Vikings (10-6) and Chicago Bears (...

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