Found May 26, 2012 on Football Extra Points:
Time to start looking at records for next season. Teams are taking shape in OTA's and getting a feel for who they added via the Draft and Free Agency. Here is a look at the NFC North: Vikings (4 Wins) - This team needs a lot of work. With AP coming off injury and the fact that Ponder is not an NFL QB they're in trouble. Bears (10 Wins) - I really like what Chicago did in Free Agency by getting Marshall and then landing Alshon Jeffery in the Draft. They've finally committed to the passing game. Cutler should have a great year and the Bears are for real. Lions (10 Wins) - The Lions took a huge step forward last season by having a winning record and making the Playoffs. This year they need to continue to grow by winning some playoff games. Their weaknesses are in the Running Game and in Pass Defense. If Best, Leshoure and other can produce they will be ok. The CB position is still my biggest concern. Packers (12 Wins) - The Packers are in th...

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