I'm not sweating that. The Pack have other issues with their own key players leaving (Driver, Jennings, Finley, Woodson). Jackson is exceptional, but I also think his mileage will soon catch up to him. My hunch is, GB may be a better running team, but their holes will neutralize things.
BUT, do I still believe they will take the North? Yep. But it doesn't mean the Bears can't go to the playoffs and even compete with them if/when they would meet, either.
Driver is no loss. His play time last season was almost non-existent and realistically he should have never been brought back last season to begin with. With him out along with Jennings we still fielded a very good group of WRs without either of them. We've proven to be exceptional at finding receiver prospects so I don't see Jennings as a major loss at all (assuming we don't resign him). Finley can be replaced by pretty much anyone that can actually catch balls thrown their way (and not run their mouths when they play pathetically every game they're on the field). Woodson, while I'll miss him, was a shell of his former self and with as many broken collar bones as he's had along with his age.......not good. He's lost more than a few steps and his knack for the big play wasn't there at all last season. A young, up and coming defensive backfield with speed is what we need, and Woodson unfortunately no longer fits (especially at the price he's looking for).