Updated: Jul 18, 2006, 12:50 PM

Poll: Will new coaches change the NFC North?


 Chicago Bears
 Detroit Lions
 Green Bay Packers
 Minnesota Vikings
Every NFL team wants to end up No. 1 out of 32, but the journey often begins by figuring out how to be No. 1 out of four. So as training camps get underway, it's time to ponder the state of affairs in each division.

The Chicago Bears captured the NFC North last season, and the Lions, Packers and Vikings apparently took losing pretty hard. All three challengers start this season with new coaches: Rod Marinelli in Detroit, Mike McCarthy in Green Bay and Brad Childress in Minnesota.

But will all the changes, which also included the departures of familiar faces like Daunte Culpepper and Joey Harrington, lead to different results? The Bears not only kept Lovie Smith but return all 22 starters from a team that won 11 games last season. Of course, with Cedric Benson and Brian Griese around, there are no guarantees all those starters will still be starting.

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