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!
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.
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.
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.
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.