Bettors are always craving instant information that can help cash in winning wagers — and we’re here to help. The newly launched NFC North downloadable calendar allows, you the bettor, to gain the upper edge before even placing a wager on a weekly basis. Follow each team in the division and keep track of their schedule as well as how they’ve fared against upcoming opponents. The calendar can be downloaded in PDF format, making it easy to open from your desktop computer or any handheld device.
The NFC North is not as clear-cut as other divisions and will require some homework down the stretch to make bets that may pay off.
NFC North Game Schedule 2016
It’s been a while — 1993 to be exact — since the Detroit Lions were able to top the NFC North Division. There’s still a lot of football left to play, but as it stands, the Lions could very well snap the skid that’s spanned more than 20 years.
Having only made the post-season twice in the last 15 years, the first-place Lions can very well secure first place with wins against divisional opponents down the stretch. Nov. 24 is a date to mark on your calendar when the Lions will host the Minnesota Vikings, who have faltered after many football experts considered them to be legitimate Super Bowl contenders earlier in the year. It’s the second of two meetings between the rivals and it could also be a determining factor in who takes the division.
The free-falling Vikings dropped four straight contests after opening the season 5-0. Much of that can be pinned to the loss of superstar running back Adrian Peterson, who has been sidelined with a knee injury. Minnesota also has three crucial division games, including a match against the struggling Green Bay Packers on Dec. 24.
You can make the argument that the Vikes have a lighter path to the playoffs, with games against Jacksonville, Indianapolis and the Chicago Bears. While the Lions also have some very winnable contests, they must get through the Saints, Giants and Cowboys — all on the road — in order to win the division.
Green Bay’s final three games of the season will come against division opponents, including a Jan. 1 date with the Lions. If Green Bay can win five of its next six games — and that is certainly a lot to ask — leading up to the game against the Lions, there may be a chance Aaron Rodgers and the Packers can challenge for the division win.