Initially the NFC North looked like it was going to be all Favre, all the time, but the real story wasn't anywhere near Minnesota. Detroit performed reasonably well with a cast of young talent, the Packers rode Aaron Rodgers' arm to a playoff spot, and the Bears surprised everyone by getting the NFC's No. 2 seed in the playoffs. What grade would you give each team in the NFC North? Cast your vote now!


AFC Grades: East | North | South | West | NFC Grades: East | South | West



Minnesota Vikings

Brett Favre's swan song with the Vikings ended up being a disaster -- the veteran QB never found his groove, and the Vikings paid the price.

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Detroit Lions

The Lions aren't a good team just yet, but they're at least semi-respectable -- and any team that ignores Ndamukong Suh does so at its peril.

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Green Bay Packers

The Packers needed two wins in their last two games to make the playoffs and got them, including a close call against the rival Bears.

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Chicago Bears

Fans may have their issues with Lovie Smith and Jay Cutler, but the coach and his QB led the Bears to a first-round bye in the playoffs.

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