Positional breakdown: ranking the NFC North’s 2018 defenses

As the saying goes: offenses win games but defenses wins championships. If that’s the case, the Bears’ rival Minnesota Vikings are in line for their first ever Super Bowl win this season. Assuming their offense can keep pace with last year’s product. The NFC North had two teams within the top fifteen in both yards and points in 2017. The first being the cream of the crop Vikings, with the Bears taking a firm grip of second place. Meanwhile and not to be outdone, the Green Bay Packers made large strides to improve their poor passing defense this off-season: especially in the secondary. Making the biggest wildcard of all the defensive units within the North division the Lions, who brought in defensive-minded