The Vikings may have picked up Donovan McNabb via free agency, but losses of Sidney Rice, Ray Edwards and Bryant McKinnie will hurt. So why don't they have the lowest NFC North post-lockout grade?
Is 2012 the year the Ravens get over the playoff hump? They'll have to do it without Terrell Suggs for much of the year, and the burden of his absence will be given to second-rounder Courtney Upshaw.
The Detroit Lions spent 2011 with the football in the air, with one of the NFL's best passing attacks and worst run games. With Jahvid Best and Mikel Leshoure back healthy, that could change in '12.