Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/30/12
Will Green Bay go 16-0?Can Chicago keep it together enough to challenge Green Bay?Can Detroit keep it's team out of jail?Will the Vikings improve?An overview of each team heading into 2012.Green Bay Packers (2011 15-1, 2012 prediction 14-2)Green Bay went 15-1 last season, while they may not repeat that feat in 2012 the opportunity is there with a fairly weak schedule and what can only be an improved defense.While many questions are swirling around that defensive unit, rightfully so after finishing dead last in yards allowed last season, a bigger question looms at left tackle.For the first time in more than a decade the left tackle position will be manned by someone not named Mark Tauscher or Chad Clifton.That someone will be Marshall Newhouse, who showed flashes of brilliance but more often struggled in 2011 after a Clifton injury and then retirement. If Aaron Rodgers goes down it will not matter how much the defense improves.The lone regular season loss shows the importance of prot...
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