We are halfway through the 2017 NFL Season and nothing has gone as expected. Just the way we like it. The only thing predictable about the NFL is how unpredictable it is. So let’s take a look at where it all went wrong for the teams with our NFC North review of the halfway point of the season.
Minnesota Vikings (6-2)
The Minnesota Vikings knees have been buckling under the strain of their championship drought. Between Sam Bradford and Terry Bridgewater, the Vikings top two quarterbacks only have one functioning knee between them. That means their championship aspirations fall squarely on the shoulders of Case Keenum. Expect their championship drought to continue.
Detroit Lions (4-4)
This week, the Detroit Lions proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they can win a game when their opponent is missing their star player. If the rest of the NFC can suffer some more devastating injuries, I am confident that the Detroit Lions can be eliminated in the first round of this year’s playoffs.
Green Bay Packers (4-4)
The Green Bay Packers playoff hopes rest solely in the hands of Brett Hundley. Hope has never looked so hopeless.
Chicago Bears (3-5)
The Cleveland Browns determined that Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson were not worth selecting with their first-round draft picks. Both quarterbacks already look like they have the potential to be amongst the best at their position. Mitchell Trubisky was the Cleveland Browns number one rated quarterback in the 2017 NFL draft. The Chicago Bears decided to draft the quarterback rated number one by the Cleveland Browns scouting department. Good luck Bears fans, you are going to need it.