Originally Posted by MyTurn2Raise
The Lions and Bears being better helps. It gets harder for both the Pack and the Vikings to advance.
Julies Peppers is massive addition to that defense. If Urlacher can stay healthy and return to anywhere near his old form, I think Bears defense is going to be NASTY strong!
Grabbed them in all my fantasy leagues. They are usually 8th or 9th defense off the board, they will finish Top 2 if they don't suffer any serious injuries.
I personally don't think the Packers are going to make the playoffs. They'll score loads of points but that defense is a trainwreck and they got the secondary banged up with Harris and Bigby hurt right now. Also very little depth defensively and on their O-Line, that team is walking on eggshells.
The Vikings are stacked all over the place. I can't even envision a scenario where they miss the playoffs. Even if Favre goes down that team can win 10 games.