The NFL’s NFC North division has been nicknamed the Black & Blue Division, with smashmouth football teams, representing hard working blue collar cities. It is currently home to the Chicago Bears, the Detroit Lions, the Green Bay Packers, and the Minnesota Vikings. It’s been also dubbed the frostbite division, with all of their northern teams playing in cold areas. This is one of the most storied divisions in all of professional sports and certainly one of the oldest. The combined ages of its teams is approaching 350 years old.
The division is essentially one big rivalry. Because these teams have so much history, pretty much everyone has a historical gripe with all of the other 3 teams in the division. This makes for loud and full crowds every time there is an inter-division matchup.
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NFC North Standings
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The NFC North’s inter-division games are the most intense, and can be the most fun to bet on. Even if one team is heavily favoured in the standings and on betting lines, the underdog team is assumed to kick it up a notch in the heat of the rivalry. This can lead to big upsets and big pay days for bettors who choose NFC north teams.
Each team has a ravenous, football-crazed fan base, who brave cold weather (or even sit in it) to go watch their favourite team play. This can lead to an impressive home field advantage, even when the home team is struggling. Of course, this applies less during inter-division games, as all these teams love to beat the others on their home field.
The Vikings and the Packers have done the best in recent years. From a more broad perspective, three NFC North teams (the Bears, the Packers and the Vikings) rank in the top 10 NFL teams with the highest winning percentage throughout its history.
At the same time, The Lions however, have one of the lowest winning percentages in the NFL, including the only winless 16-game season in NFL history, in 2008. They also have the dubious distinction of being the only NFC team with no Super Bowl games in their history. So, if you’re looking to bet on an underdog, The Lions would be the first team to look at.