Five of the Green Bay Packers’ seven remaining games will come against NFC North opponents. That should make for a very interesting division battle as Green Bay (6-3) sits just one game back of the Chicago Bears (7-2).
The marathon begins with the Detroit Lions who are coming off a tough 34-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings and will need every game they can get in order to make the playoffs.
Detroit Lions (4-5) Analysis: The Lions’ best player in Calvin Johnson doesn’t have the Madden Curse, but rather is suffering from what I call fantasy syndrome. Just because he has only two touchdowns on the season, the general public feels like Megatron is having a bad year. When in fact Calvin is leading the league with 974 receiving yards and is coming off his most dominant performance of the year with 12 catches for 207 yards and a touchdown. Packers corner Tramon Williams has a daunting task ahead of him because the uber-talented Johnson commands the attention of an entire opposing defense.