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Friday, January 29, 2010
Your 2009 All-NFC North team

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Your response to our initial All-NFC North team was overwhelming, quite literally. At one point, it was impossible to post comments on the original post. I can only assume the cause: Black and Blue readers jamming up the lines, old-school style.

Seriously, I got more than 1,200 offers for help on the 15 positions I left open. Most related to the Brett Favre-Aaron Rodgers choice at quarterback, and I took many of them into account in compiling the final list. I did so with a clear conscience, knowing (or at least, strongly assuming) that no NFC North player has a bonus written into his contract for making this team.

(There’s always next year, though!)

My final choices are in the chart to your right. Below, I’ve offered my reasoning for some of the more difficult decisions. We start with the toughest: