1. Green Bay Packers. Green Bay went 15-1 in the regular season last year, but were knocked out of the playoffs due to an inconsistent running game and due to an ineffective defense. Those problems appear to be solved during the offseason with the signing of RBand by using their first six draft picks on defensive players.
2. Detroit Lions. The biggest enemy to the Lions are themselves. Head coach Jim Schwartz attempts to be boisterous and bold, but he was punked out by 49ers coachin a postgame handshake. Watch to see whether or not he will be punked out again on September 16th. Throwing the ball up in the air to WR Calvin Johnson is rather unstoppable. If this team ever develops some discipline, then they could compete for the division title.
3. Chicago Bears. This offseason was the first one in a long time in which Bears fans are actually optimistic about the upcoming season. However, I do know that new WRwill eventually do something stupid during the middle of the season that will derail this team. Brandon Marshall, stop dropping balls and stop hitting women.
4. Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are on the right path in their rebuilding process. However, it may take another year before they are competitive again.