NFC North: Adrian Petersn

BBAO: And then there were none

January, 16, 2012
1/16/12
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We're Black and Blue All Over:

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- I can't say I was expecting the NFC North season to end Sunday. We had two of our teams finish among the top 12 in the NFL this season, based on playoff berths, and I figured that, one way or the other, we would be playing into late January. But both the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers lost their opening playoff game and now everyone is home for the winter.

That pushes our blog into full offseason mode, which means plenty of filler posts and nonsensical debates are headed your way. Ha! In reality, we seem to have as much to discuss during the winter and spring around here as we do in the summer and fall.

Thanks to all of you for hanging with us from the wild post-lockout free-agent scramble through an eventful and historic regular season. And for those of you who are new, please know that this blog is active 12 months per year. Stop in whenever you like. We'll leave the light on for you.

As always, we'll take a Monday morning spin around the division. I'll have a final Free Head Exam on the Packers later Monday and we'll go from there.

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