NFC North showing what it's made of

With a combined six wins amongst the four teams, the NFC North is the division no one wants to win.

Updated: October 20, 2005, 2:48 PM ET
By Jeff Reynolds | Pro Football Weekly

The old Black-and-Blue Division should be red in the face. All four tenants are chasing the division title as though it were a duck infected with avian flu.

These creatures -- the Lions, Vikings, Bears and Packers -- are appropriately relegated to the shadows, even in the dimly lit NFC, where no team has grabbed the spotlight.

With a combined six wins amongst the whole rotten crew, it's the division no one wants to win. The scary truth is, undeserving as it seems, one of these four sad-sack clubs will earn the right to be called champion, or at least the best of the very worst. It has been said that winning this division is on par with beating Homer Simpson for the Father of the Year award, and even some members of the '85 Bears believe they could win six games in the North. This year.

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