The_Dude wrote:I think this was a question on the ESPN Sunday Morning show this weekend, and I thought I'd open it up to the Cafe...
The NFC North has to be the most pathetic division in professional sports right now. You have 4 teams, all with losing records (well, the Lions are .500, but they've played like they should have a losing record). Who wins this division? And, how many games do they win? (will they have a better record than the San Diego Padres?)
Right now, I honestly have to say that Green Bay has gotta be the favorite at 1-4... how ridiculous is that?
Are you serious? Green Bay is the worst of the bunch. And come on, its not like the AFC East is head and shoulders above this division. The Patriots lead at 3-3, and the other teams are under .500. Anyways, the Bears will win the sadsack division with an 8-8 record.
One more win for the Bears, and I'll take the bag off my head...
Anyways, who would've thought the Bears and Lions would be atop the "division". With all their injuries, it's hard to say the Lions have the best shot, so at this point I would actually give the Bears the edge, as they are already 2-0 in divisional play. However, they will NOT beat the Packers twice...one win would be wonderful, because no matter how bad they are, the Packers and Favre will always get up for Da Bears.
'Twas a fun year, fellas.
The Great Gambini
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Fantastic Defense, great running game, and a QB who won't lose the game for you.
The rook gets better every week, and Grossman will be back soon as well.
Except the CIN game where he threw 5 INT. But he does learn and improve. A lot of throw aways yesterday instead of trying to force it into coverage on a poor throwing day. He looked absolutely baffled by the BAL D yesterday, wisely using timeouts instead of doing something stupid. But he had the luxury of a lead and didn't need to save the TO's.
They still have 5 games before Rex is back able to play but they do have a pretty soft schedule coming up. Hopefully Orton improves enough to give Rex all the time he needs. Seeing Rex hasn't played a NFL game in over a year, and then it was only three games, I don't look for him to be a savior by any means.