Heller’s Five Bold Predictions: NFC North

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NFL fans rejoice, the 2021 season is just on the horizon. It’s the last month without football until March. Regardless of what team they root for, they widely remain optimistic that this is their year. Even the most pessimistic fans are hopeful enough, besides their team has yet to lose a game this season.

While there are a few questions left to be answered around the league, it’s never too early for five bold predictions for each of the NFL’s eight divisions. Here are those predictions for the NFC North.

NFC’s Leading Rusher plays in this Division

Many would lock Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook to lead the NFC if not the NFL in rushing yards. The uncertainty surrounding the Green Bay Packers due in large part to the Aaron Rodgers saga combined with the year running back Aaron Jones compiled last season, a season in which his quarterback won the MVP Award. If Rodgers isn’t on the field he will see an increase in touches. The other top backs in the conference are coming back from injuries which also bodes well for Jones, who took a hometown discount to return. He will rush for over 1,600 yards with Rodgers at the helm, but that number could skyrocket without him..

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