While the Packers added Martellus Bennett, they also lost key pieces like T.J. Lang -- who signed with the rival Lions. How has this offseason changed the NFC North? Which draft needs remain?
Jay Cutler and Adrian Peterson could be on the move, while the Lions should be looking to extend Ezekiel Ansah. Here are five immediate offseason moves to improve every NFC North team.
Mike Zimmer was zooming toward a landslide victory in the NFL Coach of the Year award voting after guiding the Vikings to an 11-5 record and an NFC North title last season and steering them to a 5-0 start in 2016 despite a barrage of early setbacks. Watching quarterback Teddy Bridgewater be whisked
The Chicago Bears might be ready to split with quarterback Jay Cutler. Top receiver Alshon Jeffery's future is in question. The Bears have a big task ahead of them after finishing their worst season in decades last in the NFC North with a 3-13 record.
The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions are both headed to the postseason. Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, and the Packers calmly dispatched Detroit 31-24 on Sunday night to win the NFC North title. Green Bay finished the regular season with six consecutive victories, and although the Lions
With their 31-24 victory over the Detroit Lions Sunday night, the Green Bay Packers locked down the NFC North title, a huge accomplishment in and of itself even though the Packers ...
With their Week 17 win over the Detroit Lions, the Green Bay Packers earned the NFC North title and clinched a playoff berth for the eighth straight season Sunday...
Get ready, Lambeau Field. The playoffs are coming your way. The Green Bay Packers clinched the NFC North crown and a home game in the postseason on Sunday with a 31-24 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday...
Aaron Rodgers was right. The Green Bay Packers ran the table, just as their star quarterback said they could, by capping a six-game winning streak with an NFC North-clinching 31-24 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday night. ''This wasn't just a shot in the dark,'' said Rodgers
When the Green Bay Packers beat the Detroit Lions in the NFL's regular-season finale Sunday night, they won the NFC North championship and the playoff field was officially set. The Raiders, who are making their first playoff appearance since 2002, were having a storybook season but it has gone sideways
The Pack is back atop the North. Aaron Rodgers put on a show as Green Bay (10-6) clinched a playoff home game with a 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions (9-7) in Week 17.
Washington's loss is the NFC North's gain. The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions both secured playoff berths, thanks to the Redskins' loss to the Giants on Sunday.
Lions running back Theo Riddick, who has missed practice for two weeks with a wrist injury, won't play in Sunday night's NFC North title game against the Packers as he continues his recovery.
The Detroit Lions host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night in the final game of the regular season with the NFC North title on the line. What's life without fun... #Repost @nfl with "SHOW ME THE MONEY!" Well done, @showtimetate ????????????
It worked out for the 2015 Denver Broncos, who rode that fortune to a title. The Lions have had one decisive win all season, Week 13 at New Orleans, and eight close wins. This week the Lions get the Packers at home, with the winner taking the NFC North crown, and it seems like two teams going in opposite
It's not the biggest game in the history of Ford Field, though it's probably the biggest that's actually involved the Detroit Lions. The Lions, however, have never had an opportunity in the building quite like this weekend, when they host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night with a chance
Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson lead the Packers into a Week 17 game at Detroit for the NFC North title. As the Green Bay Packers prepare for an NFC North championship showdown against the Detroit Lions in Week 17, we can see how their offense has evolved in recent weeks. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is
Ten of the 12 NFL playoff spots have been decided, and the final two are essentially self-explanatory. The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers will play Sunday for the NFC North title...
Detroit coach Jim Caldwell is looking on the bright side - the Lions have a chance this weekend to win their first division title since 1993. Never mind the fact that their NFC North lead has vanished, and if Detroit loses to the surging Green Bay Packers, the Lions could end up out of the postseason
The Green Bay Packers can clinch the NFC North with a sixth straight outright victory when they wrap up their regular-season schedule with a Sunday night clash against the struggling Detroit Lions at Ford Field...
Matthew Stafford moved on quickly from another loss to his hometown team. The Detroit quarterback was already thinking about his home field, where the Lions will play Green Bay for the NFC North title in the regular season finale Sunday after missing a chance to clinch a playoff spot in a 42-21 loss
The Lions failed their prime-time dress rehearsal for their NFC North showdown next week, falling victim to 28 unanswered points by the Cowboys.
When the Green Bay Packers were 4-6, it didn't seem like NBC would be clamoring for them to play on prime time in Week 17. Now the Packers are 9-6 and their Week 17 showdown against the Detroit Lions will be for the NFC North championship. The NFL announced that the final game of the regular season
With the NFC North title on the line next week, the Lions-Packers game in Detroit has been flexed to the final Sunday Night Football of the regular season.
The sky looked to have been falling on the Packers when they stood at 4-6 on Nov. 20, but a five-game winning streak has the NFC North crown in reach.
The resurgent Green Bay Packers moved one win away from another NFC North title. The Minnesota Vikings headed home to stew about missing the playoffs and wasting a 5-0 start to the season. Looking again like a Super Bowl contender, the Packers won their fifth straight game on Saturday by riding another
The Green Bay Packers have staged quite the turnaround over the last month. On Nov. 28, after a road loss to Washington, the Packers were 4-6 and there were questions of whether this would be Mike McCarthy's last season as head coach in Green Bay. Now 9-6, the Packers have played themselves into a
Wth Green Bay's win on Saturday, next week's regular-season finale between the Lions and Packers will officially be for the NFC North championship.
Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb will miss a big NFC North showdown with the Minnesota Vikings with an ankle injury. The Packers announced Cobb was inactive after he was limited all week during practice and listed as questionable...
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he isn't sure if he'll play in Saturday's NFC North showdown against the Packers after making his return from meniscus surgery last week.
Coach Mike McCarthy felt maturity played a part in the Green Bay Packers' latest victory. ''Just going through all of those different things, the comment was (made), of all the games that we've played, these guys handled it seamlessly,'' McCarthy said. By weathering that challenge
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are once again handing out decisive victories over top teams, and they are hoping to jump to the top of the NFC North. Green Bay (7-6) wiped out NFC West leader Seattle last week, intercepting Russell Wilson five times in a 38-10 romp, and will try to keep rolling
Aaron Rodgers clearly was hobbled against the Seattle Seahawks but was terrific in the Packers' victory. The Green Bay Packers turned in a dominant performance in their convincing win over the Seattle Seahawks, which should give credence to the idea that they can rally and perhaps even win the NFC North
Jim Caldwell, an even-keeled, well-read coach, has helped the Detroit Lions bounce back within games this season and from a slow start this year to put the franchise in a rare position. The Lions (8-4) have a two-game lead in the NFC North, giving them a good opportunity to win a division title for
Joique Bell is reportedly returning to the NFC North and a familiar city. After spending four seasons with the Detroit Lions and a brief stint with the Chicago Bears earlier ...
Jim Caldwell could see the Detroit Lions' latest win coming last week, well before they beat the New Orleans Saints. In practice, they were embracing ''productive paranoia,'' a concept Caldwell has read about in Jim Collins' books and apparently passed along to his players.
Even if the Chicago Bears' future at quarterback is murky, their vision of the future at numerous other spots looks more clear. A nonfactor in the NFC North race, the Bears continue giving effort normally associated with teams in a playoff chase. Sunday's 26-6 victory over the San Francisco
In late October 2015, the Detroit Lions reached a crossroads moment in their offense. Coordinator Joe Lombardi was fired and Jim Bob Cooter was elevated to his position. Matthew Stafford has helped lead the Lions to a 7-4 mark this season, good for first in the NFC North.
Aaron Rodgers has the Packers back in the win column, and that's bad news for the rest of the NFC North. Gregg Rosenthal breaks down other notable quarterback performances in The Debrief.
The Detroit Lions are alone in first place, and their top competitors in the NFC North have been floundering. It's an opportunity for the Lions to win their first division title since 1993 - but their outlook could change awfully quickly if the next few weeks go badly. With road games against the
As he stood in his own end zone with the ball on the 2-yard line, it seemed Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had surely met a fourth-quarter comeback hurdle that was too tall...
Matt Prater kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired after Darius Slay returned an interception 13 yards with 30 seconds left, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 16-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday and into sole possession of first place in the NFC North. The Lions (7-4) have won six of
The Lions rallied in the fourth quarter for the seventh time this season and finished off a season sweep of the Vikings to take hold of first place.
Enter your email to get updates on this discussion.