NFC North Preview: Packers not unanimous pick

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    The Bears didn't even have an offense last season just a strong defense and they still went 10-6, this season we finally have a real offense to go with our defense which hasn't lost a beat and picked up where they left off last year.....and people are predicting the bears go no better than 8-8 or 9-7 ??

    I can't wait for the home opener to see the Bears pull off the lid of a can of kick ass against the bengals .....BEAR DOWN !!!
     
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    Green Bay is all that matters. How to beat Detroit? Triple Johnson (Unless you're Chicago, then you only need one guy) and watch for Reggie Bush coming out of the backfield. How to beat Minnesota? Put as much as 8 in the box on all but obvious passing downs. Christian Ponder hasn't been forced to beat anyone with his passing alone; every other QB in the division has.
     
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    True...and this is relevant to 2013 how exactly?

    No need to play the season--pencil the Packers in for 15-1, folks. Nothing has changed in the NFCN over the last two years.
     
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    No guarantee of course but realistically, yeah it kinda does.
    Difference between the Packers and Bears last year: ONE GAME
     
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    Relevant in that our offense, and historically, the same players have been unable to defeat Green Bay.

    Except that when a team sweeps a division, a tie is equal to a one game advantage, so it's more like a 2 game difference last year.
     
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    I agree. Detroit is 90% one player: Calvin Johnson. And Minnesota is 90%: Adrian Peterson.
    If you prevent those two from beating you all by themselves (which the Bears D has been pretty successful at doing), you are very likely to beat Detroit and Minny. No one is scared of Detroit's running game or other WRs and no one is scared of Christian Ponder or his passing weapons.

    The Bears are a 1-1 split with Green Bay away from being very competitive for the NFCN title. The Packers first three opponents are SanFran, Washington, and Cincy with 2 of those 3 on the road. And without their starting LT and a known sieve at RT. Yes, they are still the presumptive favorites to win the division but its far from baked in the cake.
     
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    The Bears current offense is entirely different from that of 2-3 years ago. Coaches and players. The ONLY commonalities are Roberto Garza and Matt Forte and maybe Earl Bennett (if you consider him a starter). If all that counts for nothing, then I agree we have virtually no chance of making the playoffs or beating Green Bay.

    Yes, a split with the Packers is necessary to have a shot at the division. And I believe a split is very doable.
     
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    The Packers are running the same offensive scheme since 2006, and the same defensive scheme since 2009. While we're continuing to run much of the same defensive schemes since 2004, we've been running the same offensive scheme since.....July. It's arrogant to think we really have any advantage over the Packers, until/unless the play on the field shows us otherwise.
     
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    I love it. Absolutely love it. Love watching the experts faun their love all over everyone but the beloved.

    You know why? Because these experts are almost always wrong. There's always a surprise. The Bears are going to be that surprise in 2013.

    The Packers are on the downswing while our stock is rising.

    The Pack has a leaky sieve for an offensive line (with key OL injuries) an unproven rookie running back (who will try to run behind the sieve). Rodgers is going to be one uncomfortable QB.

    Their defense is still average at best.

    We will beat Green Bay once this year (last game of the year at home) on our way to a playoff berth.
     
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    How exactly do you figure the Packers are on the downswing? They've had a terrible line and run game for pretty much Rodgers entire career, and the defense hasn't been much better yet they consistently make make the playoffs year in and year out. If anything, the Packers have been one of the most consistent teams in the NFL. Consistently at or near the top of the league.
     
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