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2009 NFL Preview: Looking At The NFC 0

Posted on September 07, 2009 by Dean Hybl
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers should recover from a disappointing 2008 season.

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers should recover from a disappointing 2008 season.

Overview: For most of this decade, the NFC East has been the dominant division in the NFC putting at least two teams in the playoffs in six of seven years since the division realignment in 2002. Conversely, the NFC North has put multiple teams in the playoffs only once since 2002. The 2009 season could see a reversal in fortune as the NFC North has three teams capable of reaching the playoffs while the NFC East has a lot of question marks.
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