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    Inside The NFC North - Detroit 2nd - Vikes Last

    http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070905/SPORTS0101/709050393/1126
    Of course you have to realize this is from a Detroit newspaper...
    In order of predicted finish

    # Chicago Bears: QB Rex Grossman is still in the crosshairs -- he has had trouble handling the snap, but people who watched him say he's throwing better than ever. Cedric Benson has to carry the rushing load alone with Thomas Jones gone. The defense will be as strong as ever. The Bears are clearly the class of the North.

    # Detroit Lions: They were 3-13 last year, which put them 10 games out of first place. They won't make up 10 games in a season, but they can rise out of last. Their secondary looms as the weak link, but the North isn't loaded with great, young quarterbacks. They can stop the run, throw the ball, and have got good special teams.

    # Green Bay Packers: They won their last four games to finish 8-8. They got a scare in the exhibition season when WR Donald Driver injured a foot. The running game is a question mark. The bigger question mark -- every season -- is whether this is QB Brett Favre 's last.

    # Minnesota Vikings: They played like the 2004 Lions -- fast start (4-2), fading finish (won two more games). Tarvaris Jackson is young, talented and raw as the starting quarterback. Chester Taylor and rookie Adrian Peterson could challenge the 1,000-yard rushing mark. The defense, led by a strong front four, was No. 1 vs. run.
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    Re: Inside The NFC North - Detroit 2nd - Vikes Last

    Thanks COJO.

    Not a bad read my friend from a enemy source.
    Pretty standard but fair assesment.
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    Re: Inside The NFC North - Detroit 2nd - Vikes Last

    They haven't won more than 10 games in a season since 2000 (11-5), which is also the last year they made the playoffs. They've won nine twice and were 8-8 once.


    thats just bad journalism

    HELLO vikes beat packers in the playoffs 2004.
    Research the facts before you write

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    Re: Inside The NFC North - Detroit 2nd - Vikes Last

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070905/SPORTS0101/709050393/1126
    Of course you have to realize this is from a Detroit newspaper...
    In order of predicted finish

    # Chicago Bears: QB Rex Grossman is still in the crosshairs -- he has had trouble handling the snap, but people who watched him say he's throwing better than ever. Cedric Benson has to carry the rushing load alone with Thomas Jones gone. The defense will be as strong as ever. The Bears are clearly the class of the North.

    # Detroit Lions: They were 3-13 last year, which put them 10 games out of first place. They won't make up 10 games in a season, but they can rise out of last. Their secondary looms as the weak link, but the North isn't loaded with great, young quarterbacks. They can stop the run, throw the ball, and have got good special teams.

    # Green Bay Packers: They won their last four games to finish 8-8. They got a scare in the exhibition season when WR Donald Driver injured a foot. The running game is a question mark. The bigger question mark -- every season -- is whether this is QB Brett Favre 's last.

    # Minnesota Vikings: They played like the 2004 Lions -- fast start (4-2), fading finish (won two more games). Tarvaris Jackson is young, talented and raw as the starting quarterback. Chester Taylor and rookie Adrian Peterson could challenge the 1,000-yard rushing mark. The defense, led by a strong front four, was No. 1 vs. run.
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    Gotta sell some tickets to pay for Ford Field, I guess!

    At least they got the Pukers in the right spot.

    Cajunvike's predicted order of finish:

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    Bores
    Pukers
    Lyins
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    Re: Inside The NFC North - Detroit 2nd - Vikes Last

    Having lived in the Detroit area for 5 years . . . there is no such thing as "light blue" colored sunglassess when it comes to the LIONS.

    Hell, they've got T-Shirts that say "REBUILDING SINCE 1957".

    There must be something giving the city a buzz if someone is predicting a 2nd place finish!


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    Re: Inside The NFC North - Detroit 2nd - Vikes Last

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070905/SPORTS0101/709050393/1126
    Of course you have to realize this is from a Detroit newspaper...
    In order of predicted finish

    # Chicago Bears: QB Rex Grossman is still in the crosshairs -- he has had trouble handling the snap, but people who watched him say he's throwing better than ever. Cedric Benson has to carry the rushing load alone with Thomas Jones gone. The defense will be as strong as ever. The Bears are clearly the class of the North.

    # Detroit Lions: They were 3-13 last year, which put them 10 games out of first place. They won't make up 10 games in a season, but they can rise out of last. Their secondary looms as the weak link, but the North isn't loaded with great, young quarterbacks. They can stop the run, throw the ball, and have got good special teams.

    # Green Bay Packers: They won their last four games to finish 8-8. They got a scare in the exhibition season when WR Donald Driver injured a foot. The running game is a question mark. The bigger question mark -- every season -- is whether this is QB Brett Favre 's last.

    # Minnesota Vikings: They played like the 2004 Lions -- fast start (4-2), fading finish (won two more games). Tarvaris Jackson is young, talented and raw as the starting quarterback. Chester Taylor and rookie Adrian Peterson could challenge the 1,000-yard rushing mark. The defense, led by a strong front four, was No. 1 vs. run.
    More...
    Gotta sell some tickets to pay for Ford Field, I guess!

    At least they got the Pukers in the right spot.

    Cajunvike's predicted order of finish:

    Vikes
    Bores
    Pukers
    Lyins
    Vikes
    Lyins
    Bores
    Pukers

    For some reason my gut is telling me the Detroit crowd might figure something out despite McMullet.
    They worry me more thatn the other 2.
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    Re: Inside The NFC North - Detroit 2nd - Vikes Last

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "cajunvike" wrote:
    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070905/SPORTS0101/709050393/1126
    Of course you have to realize this is from a Detroit newspaper...
    In order of predicted finish

    # Chicago Bears: QB Rex Grossman is still in the crosshairs -- he has had trouble handling the snap, but people who watched him say he's throwing better than ever. Cedric Benson has to carry the rushing load alone with Thomas Jones gone. The defense will be as strong as ever. The Bears are clearly the class of the North.

    # Detroit Lions: They were 3-13 last year, which put them 10 games out of first place. They won't make up 10 games in a season, but they can rise out of last. Their secondary looms as the weak link, but the North isn't loaded with great, young quarterbacks. They can stop the run, throw the ball, and have got good special teams.

    # Green Bay Packers: They won their last four games to finish 8-8. They got a scare in the exhibition season when WR Donald Driver injured a foot. The running game is a question mark. The bigger question mark -- every season -- is whether this is QB Brett Favre 's last.

    # Minnesota Vikings: They played like the 2004 Lions -- fast start (4-2), fading finish (won two more games). Tarvaris Jackson is young, talented and raw as the starting quarterback. Chester Taylor and rookie Adrian Peterson could challenge the 1,000-yard rushing mark. The defense, led by a strong front four, was No. 1 vs. run.
    More...
    Gotta sell some tickets to pay for Ford Field, I guess!

    At least they got the Pukers in the right spot.

    Cajunvike's predicted order of finish:

    Vikes
    Bores
    Pukers
    Lyins
    Vikes
    Lyins
    Bores
    Pukers

    For some reason my gut is telling me the Detroit crowd might figure something out despite McMullet.
    They worry me more thatn the other 2.

    :
    I think that the ONLY thing that YOUR gut is telling you is to give it more BEER!!!
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    Re: Inside The NFC North - Detroit 2nd - Vikes Last

    LOL

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    Re: Inside The NFC North - Detroit 2nd - Vikes Last

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    LOL
    He is pretty funny for a lawyer isn't he.
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    Re: Inside The NFC North - Detroit 2nd - Vikes Last

    i went bears, packers, vikings, lions.
    We're bringing purple back.

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