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The NFC is the stronger of the two NFL conferences right now. You have a lot of Super Bowl contenders in the NFC; 49ers, Seahawks, Packers, Falcons, and this is just naming a few. It is just as unpredictable as it is strong, and is extremely competitive. The NFC West is quickly becoming the most competitive division in the NFL, and the NFC East has a different winner seemingly every year. The NFC South is one giant offensive show.

The NFC North has the league’s best quarterback (Aaron Rodgers), wide receiver (Calvin Johnson) and running back (Adrian Peterson), but who will win these divisions? Who will be the wildcards? Some of my predictions might shock you.

Jan 12, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of the NFC divisional round playoff game at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

NFC North

Packers (12-4), Vikings (9-7), Bears (9-7), Lions (8-8)

This division is always fun to watch. It has names like Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson, Greg Jennings, Clay Matthews, and Kyle Rudolph just to name a few. The Pack wins this division in the end. They have an extremely efficient passing game, and with the additions of Lacy and Franklin, the offense should be more balanced.

The Vikings still have a huge question mark at quarterback. Christian Ponder hasn’t been very impressive. That Lions defense isn’t anything too good, but the running game may see some improvements with the addition of Reggie Bush. The Bears can be a contender, but can they flourish under a coach that came from the CFL?