All-NFC North Team: Offense

Who will be the best players in the NFC North this year? John Crist from Bear Report, Nate Caminata from Roar Report, Todd Korth from Packer Report, and Tim Yotter from Viking Update got together and came up with an All-Star team for the Black and Blue division. Here's a look at the offense ...


Jon Kitna, Detroit
Most likely the weakest division of signal-callers in the entire league, Kitna is the best of an unspectacular bunch. He's got guts and can put up good numbers throught the air when well protected, but he's always been prone to sacks and turnovers. – John Crist,

Running Back

Adrian Peterson, Minnesota *
A no-brainer here. Peterson is as good as they come. The reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year, and maybe the most dangerous back in the league entering just his second season in the NFL. – Todd Korth,


Thomas Tapeh, Minnesota
His experience gives him the nod over a division with younger and unseasoned players at the position, which might seem irrelevant if he didn't have one of the league's most prolific runners behind him. – Nate Caminata,

Wide Receiver

Roy Williams, Detroit *
Injuries have limited Williams from playing full 16-game schedules in three of his four seasons, but there is little denying his talent when he's at full strength. The only year he played in all 16 games (2006) he showed just how good he can be, catching 82 passes for 1,310 yards and seven touchdowns. – Tim Yotter,

Wide Receiver

Donald Driver, Green Bay *
It's hard to argue with four straight seasons of 80-plus catches and 1,000-plus yards, and all the more impressive since he was originally a seventh-rounder from Alcorn State in 1999. Jennings is now the big-play threat, but Driver moves the chains. – JC

Tight End

Desmond Clark, Chicago *
With 89 catches and 10 TDs in the last two seasons, he has easily been the most productive tight end in the division. Olsen is the future at this position in the Windy City, but Clark has only gotten better. – TK


Chad Clifton, Green Bay *
Part of playing the left tackle position successfully is improving as time goes by, and Clifton has been good and durable for the last five years missing only one game. It doesn't get much more important than protecting Favre, and Clifton performed admirably in that job for the last eight years. – TY


Steve Hutchinson, Minnesota *
A powerful presence on a powerful line that will make for a formidable, albeit one-dimensional, offense in 2008. And he's every bit as nasty as he is good. – NC


Matt Birk, Minnesota
While Kreutz appears to be on the decline at this point in his career, Birk was just selected to his sixth Pro Bowl in the last seven years. Peterson could threaten the 2,000-yard plateau in 2008 with this group up front. – JC


Jason Spitz, Green Bay *
A steep drop from Hutchinson on the other side, but otherwise the most consistent guard in a division with talent lapses at the position. – NC


Bryant McKinnie, Minnesota *
On the field, he's one of the best the division has to offer. Off the field, he's been an idiot. – TK

* Unanimous selection

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