I just wanted to comment on the state of the NFC North. It’s been in a sorry state the last few years. The last time I think it was even interesting was back when Culpepper was a Viking. What ever team was the NFC North champ was usually dismissed as being from a week division.
Fast forwarding to today, the NFC North is the strongest I can remember. It now has a probowl QB on three teams in the division (Cutler, Favre, Culpepper). The only team lacking is the Packers, which is in good hands with Aaron Rodgers. The lowly Lions not only have what looks like a rejuvenated Culpepper, they also have what looks like a talent in Stafford.
Maybe some people may be saddened by the rise of talent, but I can’t be happier. I had fond memories of the black and blue division growing up. Although these teams may not be defensive powerhouses, they should at the least get the easy game tag removed from the division.
This is going to be an exciting year. Even the Lions should be interesting to watch this year…….and let’s not forget the before mentioned ex-packer/fossil (Favre), returning to the game after his what, second retirement. It will be nice to see the Int. throwing king back in the division. He may be safe in his dome, but that’s not going to save him Dec 28th, when he has to come to Soldier Field. (You would think all those arthritis and back/joint pain pads would keep him warm).