The NFC North has some pretty good pass rushers at the top of the division. Which team is the best? The worst? Let’s find out.
The NFC North power rankings continue as we move to the defensive side of the ball. In previous editions, we’ve ranked the quarterbacks, running backs, pass-catchers and offensive line. Now, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty.
Last year’s division champion, the Minnesota Vikings, might have a leg up in most categories on this side of the ball. They had the No. 1 ranked defense in the land and bring just about everyone back from that dominant unit. In fact, they will probably be even better on defense in 2018 as hard as that may seem.
Our beloved Green Bay Packers hope to take a jump forward as well. They have devoted a lot of resources to improve including their first and second round picks and a big name free agent signing.
Before we dive in, let’s take a look at the standings. Remember each team gets four points for first place, three points for second, two points for third and one point for fourth.
- Green Bay Packers (15 points)
- Minnesota Vikings (13 points)
- Detroit Lions (11 points)
- Chicago Bears (11 points)
It’s a pretty tight race so far. The Lions and Bears are tied for last with 11 points, but are only two behind the Vikings and four behind the first place Packers. There’s plenty of time for teams to make up or lose ground so don’t worry how the standings look right now. Without further ado, let’s rank the pass-rushers by team.