NFC North coming back to Bears

NFC North coming back to Bears
February 5, 2013, 2:15 pm
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The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers are already not as good as they were in 2012. Detroit has sent troubled wide receiver Titus Young packing, he of myriad character issues and at least one team suspension.
 
But Young also was the Lions’ No. 2 wide receiver with 33 receptions despite all his problems. Two tight ends and a running back had more catches but Young had six catches vs. the Bears in Bears-Lions I last season and only Calvin Johnson had more TD receptions.
 
And the Packers are expected to lose Greg Jennings, who’s already put his house on the market. Jennings was a modest No. 4 among Green Bay wideouts for total catches (36). He’ll be 30 this year. He missed time last season after requiring surgery for a hernia. Randall Cobb and James Jones had leapfrogged over him on the depth chart.
 
But one of the linchpins of Green Bay success has been a stable of receivers like Jennings, who’s averaged about 4.5 catches a game, even last year when he missed eight games. The Packers have depth at wide receiver but no team gets better by losing wideouts who catch 4-5 passes on an average day.