On Monday, September 8, 2014, The JFF Madden NFL (PS4) Online League began their Fall 2014 season. We will spend the next week offering a preview of each of the eight divisions.

This is the fifth of the eight division previews, and today, we examine the NFC North Division.

JFF Fall 2013 NFC North Final Standings

JFF Chicago Bears

JFF Fall 2013 Regular Season record: 13-3-0 (1st in NFC North)
Last game played: Lost 27-10 to the JFF Tampa Buccaneers (JFF Fall 2013 NFC Conference Championship)
Owner / Coach: The Natural / PSN: MWSTheNatural (1st season with Bears)

General Comments:

Curtis K. a.k.a. “The Natural” is one of three former JFF Super Bowl Champions participating in the league this season (Mike P. of San Francisco and Clifton S. of Dallas are the other two). The Natural is one of only two JFF League members who can say that they have never, ever lost a Regular Season or Playoff game in The JFF to date (the other being Victor a.k.a. “Pasadena Soldier”). The Bears could very well go undefeated, and should finish no worse than 15-1-0. The Bears are the favorites to win the NFC North Division.

Players to watch on OFFENSE:

QB Jay Cutler
HB Matt Forte
WR Brandon Marshall
WR Alshon Jeffrey
TE Martellus Bennett (Fall 2013 Pro Bowl Honors)

Players to watch on DEFENSE:

LE Lamarr Houston
RE Jared Allen
ROLB Lance Briggs
CB Tim Jennings
K Robbie Gould (Fall 2013 Pro Bowl Honors)

JFF Detroit Lions

JFF Fall 2013 Regular Season record: 3-13-0 (3rd in NFC North)
Last game played: Lost 31-20 to the JFF Minnesota Vikings (JFF Fall 2013 Week #17)
Owner / Coach: Da Kang / PSN: ah2dakang (6th season with Lions)

General Comments:

This is the sixth season that Ato M. a.k.a. “Da Kang” has been an Owner / Coach in The JFF, although last season, he resigned about four or five weeks into the season. Each season that Da Kang has been in The JFF, he has directed the JFF Detroit Lions. The Lions should finish no worse than 11-5-0 this season.

Players to watch on OFFENSE:

QB Matthew Stafford
HB Reggie Bush
WR Calvin Johnson (Fall 2013 Pro Bowl Honors)
WR Golden Tate
RG Larry Warford

Players to watch on DEFENSE:

RE Ezekiel Ansah
DT Ndamukong Suh (Fall 2013 Pro Bowl Honors)
DT Nick Fairley
MLB Stephen Tulloch
FS Ed Reed

JFF Green Bay Packers

JFF Fall 2013 Regular Season record: 7-9-0 (2nd in NFC North)
Last game played: Lost 38-7 to the JFF Chicago Bears (JFF Fall 2013 Week #17)
Owner / Coach: Tim Dog / PSN: BarNone12000 (1st season with Packers)

General Comments:

This will be the second season that Tim a.k.a. “Tim Dog” will be an Owner / Coach in The JFF. Last season, he was the Owner / Coach of the JFF New Orleans Saints.

Players to watch on OFFENSE:

QB Aaron Rodgers
HB Eddie Lacy
FB John Kuhn
WR Jordy Nelson
LG Josh Sitton

Players to watch on DEFENSE:

DT B.J. Raji
LOLB Clay Matthews (Fall 2013 Pro Bowl Honors)
MLB A.J. Hawk
ROLB Julius Peppers
CB Casey Hayward

JFF Minnesota Vikings

JFF Fall 2013 Regular Season record: 3-13-0 (4th in NFC North)
Last game played: Defeated JFF Detroit Lions 31-20 (JFF Fall 2013 Week #17)
Owner / Coach: Biz Rivera / PSN: WeTheBest33 (1st season with Vikings)

General Comments:

This will be the second season for Brian a.k.a. “Biz Rivera” as an Owner / Coach in The JFF. Last season, he was the Owner / Coach of the JFF Buffalo Bills.

Players to watch on OFFENSE:

QB Teddy Bridgewater
HB Adrian Peterson
FB Jerome Felton (Fall 2013 Pro Bowl Honors)
WR Greg Jennings
C John Sullivan (Fall 2013 Pro Bowl Honors)

Players to watch on DEFENSE:

RE Everson Griffen
DT Linval Joseph
CB Captain Munnerlyn
CB Xavier Rhodes
FS Harrison Smith