NFC North: 2015 NFL Divisional Preview

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Nov 9, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) celebrates his touchdown with quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) during the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

What record do you think your team will finish with at the end of the regular season?

Payton, Lions: It is hard to pin-point an exact record so early in the year. Based of the depth of this team, and what I have seen in camp out of the offense in year two of Joe Lombardi’s scheme, I would have to put the Lions somewhere between 10-6 and 12-4.

Roethlisberger, Packers: 12-4. Although losing Jordy Nelson hurts, it does not derail my expectations of the Green Bay Packers this season. The team is still a Super Bowl contender in my eyes and a huge threat to be the number 1 seed in the NFC this season.

Carlson, Vikings: I hate predicting records because so much can happen between now and the regular season. That said, I don’t think that 9 or 10 wins is totally out of reach for this team. They have young, developing talent, but they also have the desire to win now. Head coach Mike Zimmer has these guys focused.

Schmelzer, Bears: This is a tough division, and I think the Bears are in a rebuilding year. I like some of the talent, and I love the moves made in the off season, but this is not the year for the Monsters of the Midway. 8-8 is probably best-case scenario, and I see 5-11 as the floor. 6-10 is my prediction for the Bears in 2015.

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