Green Bay Packers (7/1): With Aaron Rodgers leading the way, the Packers are perpetual contenders but look even scarier in 2015 as the division around them has weakened. With an elite offense led by Rogers, Jordy Nelson and Eddie Lacy and a young, perpetually improving defense, the Pack may just be the team to pick in the NFC.

 

Detroit Lions (33/1): The Lions recovered well from losing Ndamukong Suh by trading for Haloti Nagata but may struggle spreading the field on offense after losing Reggie Bush. While the Lions will likely be in the playoff hunt all season long, expecting them to compete with the Packers for the NFC North may be too tall of a task.

 

Chicago Bears (50/1): After adding ex-Broncos coach John Fox and trading away Brandon Marshall, this promises to be a revamped Bears team. While the chemistry may be improved and Fox may be better at utilizing superstar running back Matt Forte, this is still a team with a lot of holes and will be lucky to hang around the fringes of playoff contention.

 

Minnesota Vikings (50/1): The Adrian Peterson saga is finally nearing its end and smart money has the beleaguered running back as the Vikings starter once the season starts. Peterson will have a chip on his shoulder and sophomore QB Teddy Bridgewater should be much improved so don’t be surprised if the Vikings defy the odds and battle for a playoff spot , making them a smart potential futures bet.

 

*Odds as of June 10, 2015