News from the NFC North including the defending champion Green Bay Packers and their rivals the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings. Up to the minute special Brett Favre retirement ceremony information.
For the Green Bay Packers the key to victory against the Denver Broncos does not likely lie in intense film-study sessions scheming how to stop Peyton Manning from beating them. For the once unstoppable Manning 2015 might very well be his swan song in the NFL after very un-Peyton like performances so far this season.
We take you around the NFC North and check in on the Green Bay Packers and their rivals the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings. After week one of the NFL season the Packers find themsleves all alone in first place.
The one player that the Green Bay Packers can least afford to lose to injury, who is not named Aaron Rodgers, is third year pro David Bakhtiari. There is just no suitable replacement for him on the current roster without a major shuffle of personnel.
Today's game has the NFC North title on the line, and a far easier path on the playoffs for the victor. But the Lions never measure up as a "rivalry game" for the Packers like the Vikings and Bears do. Why is that? It all has to do with respect.
"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."