The NFC North is wiiiiide open now that Aaron Rodgers was knocked out of Monday Night’s 27-20 Chicago Bears victory over the Green Bay Packers. There is a logjam at the top of the division, with all the contenders sitting at 5-3 with 2-1 divisional records. So who has the best chance to win the NFC North? We looked that the schedules for “the big three” to see how schedule might impact the teams in the second half of the season.
If you look at opponent’s winning percentage, the Bears appear to have the toughest schedule on the way out, facing an average winning percentage of 0.440, as compare to .380 for the Packers and .320 for the Lions. The Bears face three winning teams in their final 8 games -the Lions, Cowboys and Packers, but the good news is that all of those games are at home. The Bears’ four road games are all against mediocre to just plain bad teams – the Rams, Vikings, Browns and Eagles.