06 Sep 2009
My time with the wonderful, miserable NFC North ends with these four dispatches for ESPN Insider. Again, the first player listed is one on the rise, the second is one on the decline, and the third is one to watch out for.
Chicago: Earl Bennett, Brian Urlacher, Jarron Gilbert
Detroit: Kevin Smith, Matthew Stafford, Louis Delmas
Green Bay: Brady Poppinga, Donald Lee, Jermichael Finley
Minnesota: Visanthe Shiancoe, Brett Favre, John Sullivan
12 comments, Last at 09 Sep 2009, 7:28am by paytonrules
This year's update to the playoff drive stats show that the football gods may have been on Peyton Manning's side this time. Also: Cam Newton and Alex Smith enter the mix, and why we should be comparing Andrew Luck to Dan Marino.