Mike Zimmer

2018 NFC North Projections

Minnesota Vikings 12-4 Heading into the 2017 National Football League season, the Minnesota Vikings were not expected to be one of the top teams in the league, but they didn't receive that memo. The Vikings went 13-3 to win the NFC North as they adopted "the next man up" philosophy. The Vikings went into the [...]

2017 NFC North Projections

X-Green Bay Packers 11-5 In the NFC North, it is the Green Bay Packers and everyone else. The Packers have won five of the last six NFC North Championships, while their eight-year playoff streak is tied with the New England Patriots for the longest active playoff streak in the National Football League. But since the [...]

Still Snakebitten

At the conclusion of Super Bowl XI on January 9, 1977, little did the Minnesota Vikings know what was waiting for them. The 32-14 loss to the Oakland Raiders marked the Vikings fourth Super Bowl loss in eight years with each defeat being more painful than the previous one. By this time the Vikings were [...]

2016 NFC North Projections

X-Green Bay Packers 11-5 The Green Bay Packers have been the model of consistency in the National Football League as their seven consecutive trips to the postseason are tied with the New England Patriots for the longest current streak in the league. For Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, the last two Januarys have ended in [...]

Not Ready For The Spotlight

Through three quarters of the 2015 National Football League season, the Minnesota Vikings find themselves in the thick of playoff contention in the NFC with a record of 8-4. And all signs point to the Vikings being able to earn a postseason berth for the first time since 2012. But for anyone that has followed [...]

2015 NFC North Projections

X-Green Bay Packers 12-4 This off-season began quicker than expected for the Green Bay Packers. For the first 55 minutes of the NFC Championship Game, the Packers did everything right in order to secure a berth in Super Bowl 49. But the last five minutes of the fourth quarter and in the few moments of [...]

2015 NFC North Draft Grades

Green Bay Packers Grade: A  Best Pick: Round Three-Ty Montgomery-Wide Receiver-Stanford It was another stellar trip to the National Football League Draft for the Green Bay Packers. Packers general manager Ted Thompson was able to find new players that he's hopeful will be able to keep the machine in Green Bay going. The first round [...]