NFC North: 2015 NFL Divisional Preview

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Sep 21, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions offensive line lines up against Green Bay Packers defensive line during the game at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The 2015 NFL regular season is right around the corner. While the Chicago Bears are not expected to be major competitors in the division, it certainly does not hurt to keep an eye on the other teams representing the NFC North. The other three teams are widely considered to be much more involved in the divisional race, but right now every team stands with an 0-0 record.

To preview the entire NFC North, we at Bear Goggles On recruited some help. The FanSided network is filled with incredible talent across all sports and entertainment avenues, and the NFL is certainly not an exception.

We reached out to our colleagues at Lombardi Ave, SideLion Report and The Viking Age to help us out. For the best and latest news, notes and opinions on the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings, check out the sites mentioned above.

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While the Packers have been the class of the NFC North for many years now, the other teams in the division are legitimate contenders to Aaron Rodgers and company in Lambeau. Led by a talented defense and an explosive offense, the Lions are once again going to be a dangerous team this season. A lot will come down to the play of quarterback Matthew Stafford, but I fully expect the Lions to be in the race all season long.

The Vikings are primed to breakout this season. Adrian Peterson is back, Teddy Bridgewater has a year under his belt and has more weapons, and the defense is young, hungry and oozing with potential. Head coach Mike Zimmer has a lot of talent in Minnesota, and they are going to be a dangerous squad in the NFC North this season.

Let’s see what the experts have to say about their teams for this upcoming season. I asked six questions to editors from each site, and they graciously answered, and gave me some great stuff to work with.

Giving us insight on the Packers is Lombardi Ave co-editor Zach Roethlisberger. SideLion Report co-editor Mike Payton has us covered for the Lions, while The Viking Age co-editor Adam Carlson will get the Vikings. I am Dan Schmelzer, co-editor of Bear Goggles On, and I will answer the questions about the Bears.

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