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Around the NFC North with SB Nation

Take a look at the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings via SB Nation.

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Happy Saturday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals take on the NFC North this year, so as we inch closer to training camp, let’s check in on the teams via SB Nation.

Chicago Bears via Windy City Gridiron

Which Bears records could fall in 2018? - Windy City Gridiron
After an offseason of change at Halas Hall, most of us are expecting good things from the Chicago Bears in 2018. The size of the expectations varies from fan to fan and from expert to expert, but I...

The Bears’ main obstacle to returning to the playoffs? Turnovers - Windy City Gridiron
Take care of the ball, play in January. An adage that’s eluded the Bears of late, and will have to change under Matt Nagy.

Bears 2018 training camp preview: It’s on Mitch Trubisky’s shoulders - Windy City Gridiron
The Bears have placed their future in Trubisky’s hands. He needs to prove their belief is warranted.

Tarik Cohen has been lining up in “every position” for the Bears - Windy City Gridiron
Tarik Cohen was a guest on the Jim Rome show yesterday and the two discussed a number of topics...

Shining bright: do the Bears have enough star power? - Windy City Gridiron
Chicago has comprised a generally solid roster. The question as to whether the Bears have enough special talent remains.

Bears 2018 training camp preview: Allen Robinson sets the Bears apart - Windy City Gridiron
An overhauled receiving corps gives the Bears an unfamiliar advantage. It’s on Robinson to set the pace.

2018 Bears Defensive Line Preview: The Evolution of Fangio’s Defensive Fronts - Windy City Gridiron
I asked myself is what we saw from the Bears defensive front in 2017 was different than in previous years. It was, and how does that affect the defense moving forward?

Detroit Lions via Pride of Detroit

Matthew Stafford voted 9th-best quarterback in NFL by players, Slay 4th-best CB - Pride Of Detroit
No. 9 is No. 9.

Will any current NFL receivers catch Calvin Johnson’s single-season record? - Pride Of Detroit
We take a statistical look at how untouchable Calvin Johnson’s yardage record is.

Notes: Lions have 3 weeks to sign Ezekiel Ansah long term - Pride Of Detroit
If the Lions want to sign Ziggy long-term, they’re running out of itme.

Darius Slay training with Richard Sherman, Aqib Talib, others - Pride Of Detroit
Darius Slay is continuing to make himself a better player.

Matthew Stafford could end up being the NFL’s most prolific passer, ever - Pride Of Detroit
Matthew Stafford is on pace to set the record for passing yards in a career, but will he do it, and is any younger player a threat for the top spot should he secure it?

Glover Quin outplayed nearly his entire draft class in 2017 - Pride Of Detroit
Only one player from the 2009 NFL Draft had a better season than the Lions safety.

How does Matthew Stafford perform with a lead? - Pride Of Detroit
Is Matthew Stafford efficient when the Lions are in the lead?

Notes: Will the Lions be the next pro sports team in Detroit to win a championship? - Pride Of Detroit
It’s not as ridiculous as it sounds.

If the Lions fix these 2 issues, they’re Super Bowl contenders - Pride Of Detroit
If the Lions fix these two problems, the sky is the limit.

Green Bay Packers via Acme Packing Company

Who is the next Packers’ first-time Pro Bowler? - Acme Packing Company
NFL’s Gil Brandt makes his best guess.

Packers Offseason Mailbag: Rookie wideouts, pass rush talk, & past drafts - Acme Packing Company
Past draft classes, which WRs make the cut, and will the pass rush depth please stand up??

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers still owns the NFL’s career passer rating record - Acme Packing Company
The difference between him and second place is the same as the difference between second and tenth.

Randall Cobb (ankle) could miss start of training camp - Acme Packing Company
Even with training camp a month away, the Green Bay Packers might have one less starting wideout available when players report. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Michael Cohen, Randall...

Why the Packers should kick the tires on veteran WR market - Acme Packing Company
Randall Cobb’s ankle injury isn’t expected to linger, but serves as a reminder how dangerously thin Green Bay is at the position.

Brett Favre’s consecutive starts record will last forever - Acme Packing Company
With increased awareness and care about injuries in the NFL — an appropriate approach — we probably will never see another player match this feat.

Minnesota Vikings via Daily Norseman

Brooks: Vikings’ defensive “triplets” among NFL’s best - Daily Norseman
Pretty obvious, but it’s still nice to see

If you could take one player from each NFC North rival, who would it be? - Daily Norseman
A thought exercise for everyone

The Vikings’ pass blocking was better in 2017, but how much better? - Daily Norseman
How much of that was the line and how much was the quarterback?

Report: Minnesota Vikings agree to contract extension with Danielle Hunter - Daily Norseman
The young defensive end is about to get PAID

Kirk Cousins not included on David Carr’s (laughably bad) list of NFL’s top quarterbacks - Daily Norseman
He made sure his brother got on the list, though

Vikings Records Week: Will anyone break Adrian Peterson’s single game rushing record? - Daily Norseman
It might be untouchable in today’s NFL.

Anthony Barr or Stefon Diggs: (If) There Can Be Only One - Daily Norseman
There might not be enough money for both