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Some National Football League observers think the Chicago Bears will offer the biggest challenge to the Packers this season in the NFC North.
But Troy Aikman of Fox Sports is not one of them.
"I think Detroit," Aikman said during an interview on Thursday. "I like what they were able to do last year defensively. They have got to shore some things up. But the year that (Matthew) Stafford had – obviously pretty amazing"
Last season in the division the Packers finished 15-1, followed by Detroit (10-6), Chicago (8-8) and Minnesota (3-13).
"(With) Chicago, the one thing you kind of like was last year (Jay) Cutler played well and I believe they were 7-3 at the time he went down," Aikman said. "He was playing pretty good football. They bring in a guy like Brandon Marshall, who he (Cutler) is comfortable with and has a relationship with. But there are some changes going on there too, with Mike Tice becoming the offensive coordinator. That offense is going to have a little bit different look, not that that is necessarily a bad thing.
"But to answer your question specifically, I believe the Detroit Lions will be the team that challenges Green Bay," Aikman said. "I still see Green Bay as the best team in that division."