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News and notes on the NFC North division from SB Nation's Pride of Detroit

POLL: What should Lions fans want the Bears to do at QB for 2024?

The Chicago Bears have a pivotal decision with Justin Fields and the future of the quarterback position. What is the best outcome for the Detroit Lions?

Nearly all Minnesota Vikings fans believe Detroit Lions will clinch division

Almost all Minnesota Vikings fans don’t believe the team will win out, meaning the Detroit Lions would win the NFC North.

Packers player makes prediction that immediately, spectacularly backfires

Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander made a bold prediction, and it immediately backfired.

Kirk Cousins injury update: Minnesota Vikings fear Achilles injury

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went down with an ankle injury—but it may be much worse than that.

Justin Jefferson headed to IR after Minnesota Vikings’ 1-4 start

Vikings superstar Justin Jefferson will miss the next four games, as the NFC North continues to crumble—giving the Detroit Lions a prime opportunity.

Discussion: Which NFC North team is the biggest threat to the Lions?

The Lions sit alone atop the division. Can anyone challenge them?

Open thread: How would you rank the NFC North after Week 1?

The Packers, Bears, and Vikings all made big impressions on Sunday—some positive, mostly negative. With what we know after Week 1, how will the NFC North shake out?

Minnesota Vikings’ late-game luck runs out vs. Bucs, lose 20-17

The Minnesota Vikings were 11-0 in one-score games last season. They’re already 0-1 in 2023.

Which in-division player do you hate the most?

With Aaron Rodgers out of the division, the NFC North is missing a primary villain and rival. Who could be the next player for Detroit Lions fans to hate?

Mailbag: Which NFC North team is the biggest threat to the Lions?

Which NFC North team poses the biggest. challenge to the Detroit Lions for the division title? Our podcast crew debates.

Report: Dalvin Cook to be released by Minnesota Vikings

The NFC North will be losing one of the most impactful offensive weapons in the division, with the Vikings moving on from Dalvin Cook.

open thread: How would you rank the teams in the NFC North?

It’s looking like we’re going to get a big shakeup in the NFC North this year. How will the teams stack up against each other?

The rest of the NFC North didn’t keep up with the Lions

The Detroit Lions had an impressive offseason, but how did the rest of the division do? We recap the offseason and free agency of the NFC North teams and lay out where each team stands.

Vikings, Bears wanted to sign Lions RB David Montgomery in free agency

The Detroit Lions had to fight off two NFC North teams to sign RB David Montgomery in free agency.

Open thread: Does Tom Brady’s retirement have any impact on the Lions?

Another domino has fallen in the quarterback landscape.

Open thread: Where will Dan Campbell rank in the 2023 NFL Coach of the Year award?

After a 2022 snub, Campbell will be one to watch next season.

Open thread: Where does the NFC North rank amongst other divisions?

The Lions could benefit from slumping competition.

Vikings clinch NFC North after largest comeback in NFL history

For a second, it looked like the Minnesota Vikings may be in free fall. Then something unbelievable happened.

NFC North recap: Packers stay alive, Vikings escape again

All but one NFC North team won in Week 13 of the 2022 NFL season.

NFC North recap: Lions move to 2nd place after everyone else takes a collective L

Bad day at the office for everyone that isn’t the Detroit Lions.

NFC North recap: Bonkers week leaves Vikings with NFC’s best record, Bears with worst

Recapping one of the craziest weeks in the NFC North.

NFC North recap: Vikings extend their lead as the rest of the division loses

Scary sight in the NFC North.

Bears trade Roquan Smith out of NFC North to Baltimore Ravens

The Chicago Bears have traded Roquan Smith to the Baltimore Ravens, meaning the Lions won’t have to face the first-round LB in either of the teams’ matchups.

NFC North recap: Packers, Bears now shockingly tied in standings

Nothing makes sense anymore.

NFC North recap: Packers suffer embarrassing loss, Vikings extend division lead

Shenanigans ensue in the NFC North.

NFC North recap: Vikings alone in first as Packers blow it on international TV

Checking in on the rest of the division as Week 5 concludes.

NFC North recap: Vikings, Packers survive scares, Bears struggle to put up points

Recapping how each of the NFC North’s team faired in Week 4.

NFC North Week 3 recap: Detroit Lions all alone at the bottom

It’s early, but it’s a familiar feeling.

NFC North recap: 4-way tie, as Kirk Cousins’ primetime woes continue

It’s anyone’s division, sort of.

Open thread: Do the Lions have a realistic shot at the NFC North in 2022?

Sure, it’s early to start talking about division titles, but the NFC North looks a little more wide open than previously believed.

NFC North recap: Are the Vikings the favorites to win the division?

After another Week 1 beating for the Packers, it could be the Vikings that are the team to beat in the NFC North.

2022 NFL season preview, predictions: Who will win the NFC North?

Our 2022 NFL preview series continues. Will anyone topple the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North?

Open thread: Which team will win the NFC North in 2022?

Will the Green Bay Packers win yet another NFC North title, or will another team challenge them for the division?

2022 NFL preview: Ranking the NFC North secondaries

You can’t go wrong with a talented secondary, and the NFC North has plenty of experience and potential.

2022 NFL preview: Ranking the NFC North linebackers

The NFC North has a few star linebackers, but plenty of question marks as well.

2022 NFL preview: Ranking the NFC North defensive lines

You can’t go wrong with a good defensive line, and the NFC North has plenty of talent. Which team takes the top spot in the division?

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