'Madden 12' ratings: NFC North

Aaron Rodgers features the arm and running ability "Madden" gamers love. EA Sports

Let's shift gears here while we have a moment to catch our training camp breath. The end of the NFL lockout didn't just mean the return of football. It also ensured the debut of, yes, "Madden 12."

ESPN.com's Jon Robinson has been rolling out exclusive rating previews for the game. This week, he hit on team ratings in the NFC North. Here you go:

Green Bay Packers: 92

Chicago Bears: 85

Detroit Lions: 76

Minnesota Vikings: 74

I've noted a time or two that I don't get the gaming thing, but I fully recognize that many of you do. So to whet your appetite, here are some other NFC North-related ratings notes that might interest you:

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