Not the most talented division in football, but easily my favorite one to follow. I'll write comments under positional races that are close.
QB: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
FB: Jason McKie, Chicago Bears
Don't know much about McKie, but if he's helped Matt Forte to such a good rookie year, he must be pretty good.
RB: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
LT: Bryant McKinnie, Minnesota Vikings
Chad Clifton hasn't run blocked well enough, or for that matter pass blocked well enough against elite rusher to be called the best Left Tackle in the NFC North.
LG: Steve Hutchinson, Minnesota Vikings
C: Olin Kreutz, Chicago Bears
Scott Wells isn't that far off from Olin Kreutz.
RG: Roberto Garza, Chicago Bears
I'll confess my ignorance. I probably should study up on my Black and Blue right guards.
RT: Mark Tauscher, Green Bay Packers
Because no one else has stepped up.
TE: Desmond Clark, Chicago Bears
Would have better stats if half those passes weren't going to former Orioles closer Greg Olsen.
WR: Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers
WR: Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
DE's: Jared Allen, Minnesota Vikings, and Aaron Kampman, Green Bay Packers
Allen is the better rusher, Kampman's more complete. Alex Brown, Chicago Bears, isn't that far off. In a preview of things to come, Cullen Jenkins could have gotten a spot here had he stayed healthy, because he was playing almost as well as his brother.
DT's: Kevin Williams, Minnesota Vikings and Pat Williams, Minnesota Vikings
Tommie Harris, Chicago Bears, is utterly disappointing.
WLB: Lance Briggs, Chicago Bears
MLB: Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears
I hate doing this. This is BS, but I had no choice. EJ Henderson was far and away playing the best football, but he's out for the year. Nick Barnett was dissapointing like Urlacher and now he's out for the year. Paris Lenon isn't that bad, but he's still a Lion. I can't give it to AJ Hawk for just one game, can I?
SLB: Chad Greenway, Minnesota Vikings
For how he played against the Packers and Buccaneers the last two weeks. Brandon Chillar would have gotten more consideration had he started more so far this year.
CB's: Charles Woodson, Green Bay Packers and Antoine Winfield, Minnesota Vikings
Al Harris has been absolutely lockdown, since coming back from the spleen injury but Winfield's been great this year.
FS: Nick Collins, Green Bay Packers
SS: Darren Sharper, Minnesota Vikings
P: Chris Kluwe, Minnesota Vikings
K: Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
PR: Will Blackmon, Green Bay Packers
What can I say, Devin Hester? Blackmon's just been better. I can't just automatically hand it to you.
KR: Devin Hester, Chicago Bears
Actually, I can just hand it to you.
Needless to say, Packers and Bears fans love Brad Childress.