How would you guys rate the status of our division looking into next year

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Obviously this season isn't over yet and there's still the draft and free agency, but if you were to look ahead, how do you think this division is stacking up for the reasonably foreseeable future? Lions and Packers have had a ton of injuries this year, Vikings have some good wide outs and a tough defense to play against that isn't going anywhere. I actually don't expect the Packers to take much of a step back next year, as long as they have Rodgers they'll always be competitive. Their defensive coordinator is quite good, and whichever coach they hire will take a backseat to whatever Rodgers wants to do anyway. The Bears' ascendancy doesn't equate to the Packers being made irrelevant imo. All it means is that our two matchups against them every year are no longer automatic losses for the Bears. The weakest team is obviously the Lions. Matt Stafford is on the books until 2022, he's always been very beatable. Matt Patricia hasn't exactly worked miracles his first season. But assuming better health for our rivals and regression to the mean for us, I wouldn't be very surprised if this division is tougher next season
 

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Thinking about next season is for teams that have missed the playoffs.
 

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Imagine making this thread last year. Seem stupid? Yes. Gotta wait for the draft and FA and coaching changes and training camp injuries before you can possibly even start this conversation.
 

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Packers will cut Cobb and Matthews so they will have money to spend. Their problem is they have a hard time attracting people to play in Green Bay. Plus, I think Rodgers is starting to get labeled around the inner circles in the league as a diva. They don't have much going for them to be honest.

Bears should be the front runners even with little draft capital and cap room. The only thing that derails them next season is injury.
 

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It’s always hard to repeat. We get the saints and rams next year while the others get to feast on bums in those divisions. That said no reason the Bears can’t compete and get better than this season on offense which should help to balance them out.

Our division is tough, this isn’t the afc east, but we as fans should have as much optimism as anyone.
 

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The only certainty is that Detroit is going nowhere. Green Bay is rebuilding and Minnesota still has a window if they can get an offensive line.
 

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The division is a mess.

The Bears are the most stable team.

In GB, we have seen coaching changes, they are not always positive.

Det, the Patricia hire looks terrible the roster sucks.

Min, best chance to bounce back, but I don’t think Kirk is that good.
 

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The division is a mess.

The Bears are the most stable team.

In GB, we have seen coaching changes, they are not always positive.

Det, the Patricia hire looks terrible the roster sucks.

Min, best chance to bounce back, but I don’t think Kirk is that good.

I'm usually perceived as a negative guy, and I already think the Bears will cruise to 1st place next year.

Our division is overrated. Who would have predicted the Vikings would finish 8-7-1 & be in 2nd place? I haven't been impressed by the Vikings all year. The other two teams aren't even worth talking about.
 

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If someone asked this Week 16 last year, they probably would've thought the Vikings and Packers were pretty well set up for the next several years. Now we know those team are on the way down, down, down, at least as they stand right now. I won't pretend to know what tomorrow brings.
 

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Cousins, so far, has been a horrid acquisition for Minny. Coaching change in GB, fine, but they still have their GM? It has to be the... no one wants to play in small town Northern, Central bumbles. And yes, Detroit is bad.
 

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The Vikings are a great offensive line away from being the best in the division. Can they make that happen? Based on their current track record, I would say it is possible but somehow they will mess it up.

GB has a chance for a quick turn around because of Rodgers. If they get a good new HC and OC with a good scheme, they could be the media’s darling before the preseason is over.

The Bears will have a tough go of it with next year’s schedule. If The offense and Trubisky takes the expected next step and starts making all of the layup plays to go with all of the wow plays, they could make it back to 10 and 6. However, Injuries will probably be back next year and limit us to a 9-7 team and some people will be calling to clean house. This year is probably the Bears best chance to make it to the SB for the next 3 years.

The Lions won’t have sustained success under Matt Patricia.
 

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The Vikings are a great offensive line away from being the best in the division. Can they make that happen? Based on their current track record, I would say it is possible but somehow they will mess it up.

GB has a chance for a quick turn around because of Rodgers. If they get a good new HC and OC with a good scheme, they could be the media’s darling before the preseason is over.

The Bears will have a tough go of it with next year’s schedule. If The offense and Trubisky takes the expected next step and starts making all of the layup plays to go with all of the wow plays, they could make it back to 10 and 6. However, Injuries will probably be back next year and limit us to a 9-7 team and some people will be calling to clean house. This year is probably the Bears best chance to make it to the SB for the next 3 years.

The Lions won’t have sustained success under Matt Patricia.

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The Vikings are a great offensive line away from being the best in the division. Can they make that happen? Based on their current track record, I would say it is possible but somehow they will mess it up.

GB has a chance for a quick turn around because of Rodgers. If they get a good new HC and OC with a good scheme, they could be the media’s darling before the preseason is over.

The Bears will have a tough go of it with next year’s schedule. If The offense and Trubisky takes the expected next step and starts making all of the layup plays to go with all of the wow plays, they could make it back to 10 and 6. However, Injuries will probably be back next year and limit us to a 9-7 team and some people will be calling to clean house. This year is probably the Bears best chance to make it to the SB for the next 3 years.

The Lions won’t have sustained success under Matt Patricia.

I think the Bears have to strike while the iron's hot, now. they'll have a lot of money tied up in keeping that defense together, money they don't really have now or next season. hopefully Pace hits more than misses on the drafts while he's still with the team. people have bitched for a long time about how the rebuild was taking so long, but I think to go from nothing to what they have now in 3 years was pretty good.
 

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Cousins, so far, has been a horrid acquisition for Minny. Coaching change in GB, fine, but they still have their GM? It has to be the... no one wants to play in small town Northern, Central bumbles. And yes, Detroit is bad.

Why do people think Kirk Cousins is so bad? On the season he's got 29 touchdowns and 10 interceptions with a 70% completion percentage. That's better than Mitch. If Mitchell had those stats we'd be ecstatic
 

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GB is a dumpster fire that will warm me for some time. The Bears are division champs until they aren’t.
 

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Our first place schedule just means we get New Orleans on Chicago and go to the Rams. That's not as bad as it looks. Minnesota plays at Seattle and hosts Carolina. Green Bay plays at Atlanta and hosts Jimmy G and a healthy San Francisco. All three North teams will probably go 1 and 1 in those games.
 

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Saints go as Brees goes. He's awesome this year for sure, but next year who knows. Hard to predict how 40 year olds will play year after year.

Brady is still good but statistically, he's having one of his worse years in a long time. He's thrown more INTs than the last two years combined and TDs are way down.
 

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Much like this year, the Bears got a decent break in terms of where for the most part, they get the seemingly tougher games at home and their opponents have to play on the road

Home - Chargers, Chiefs, Cowboys, Giants, Saints, Division Teams
Road - Raiders, Broncos, Eagles, Washington, Rams, Division Teams

Minnesota
H - Raiders, Broncos, Eagles, Washington, Falcons, Division Teams
R - Chargers, Chiefs, Cowboys, Giants, Seattle, Division Teams

Packers
H - Raiders, Broncos, Eagles, Washington, Panthers, Division Teams
R - Chargers, Chiefs, Cowboys, Giants, San Francisco, Division Teams
 

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