Known as the Black & Blue Norris Division, a take away from the 1970’s rough and tumble NHL division, NFC North betting lines have appeared on wagering boards since the NFL shuffled the deck in 2002. Prior to that, the NFC Central was established in 1967 with Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota and Green Bay as original four teams. Under the NFC Central banner (1977 to 2001) the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the only other team that has played in this division.
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NFC North Standings
Although the division name and teams have changed very little, over many decades, the NFC North standings can change from week to week. The rankings are always current in the table below.
|1||New England Patriots||16||14||2||441||250||0.875|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs||16||12||4||389||311||0.750|
|6||New York Giants||16||11||5||310||284||0.688|
|8||Green Bay Packers||16||10||6||432||388||0.625|
|14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||9||7||354||369||0.563|
|22||New Orleans Saints||16||7||9||469||454||0.438|
|26||New York Jets||16||5||11||275||409||0.313|
|27||San Diego Chargers||16||5||11||410||423||0.313|
|28||Los Angeles Rams||16||4||12||224||394||0.250|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||16||2||14||309||480||0.125|
Dominated by Green Bay during the latter stages of the first half-century of Super Bowl battles, the NFC North has actually had three quality contenders (and one pretender) over the years. While none of the teams have duplicated the Packers four Super Bowl (I, II, XXXI, XLV) victories through the NFL 2015 campaign, the NFC Central/North regular season title has been shared evenly by Minnesota (19) Green Bay (17) Chicago (10) and, to a much lesser degree, Detroit who have three titles.
Green Bay has rewarded their betting public on a regular basis as the Packers own a 4-1 record on Superbowl Sunday. Minnesota is a mirror opposite as the Vikings and Buffalo Bills were the only 0-4 teams during the first 50 NFL Championship contest. During that period, the Chicago Bears claimed Super Bowl XX with a win over the New England Patriots before coming up short during their loss to the Peyton Manning led Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLI. Mimicking the MLB Chicago Cubs, the Detroit Lions are the loveable losers of the NFL with zero Vince Lombardi trophies up to 2016.