In the world of NFC North football, is it a bigger deal that Brett Favre doesn't have anyone to throw the ball to 30 yards down the field, or that Aaron Rodgers doesn't have anyone to hand the ball to a few yards behind the line of scrimmage?

SportsNation made it clear in the preseason that Favre or no Favre (a question that is the natural state of Favre), the Packers were the favorites in the division. But losing running back Ryan Grant for the season seems like kind of a big deal, especially as the Packers aren't the Cowboys when it comes to running back depth. So is the division up for grabs?

Lisa (Kansas)

What does Grants loss mean for the Packers?

NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert
Kevin Seifert

I think it's huge. Many teams run a two-back offense, but the Packers aren't one of them. Grant has been their guy for almost all running plays the past three years or so. We haven't seen Brandon Jackson in the No. 1 role since he was a rookie. At the very least, he has a lot to prove. Otherwise, teams are going to gang up even more on the Packers' passing game. Full transcript

Mo (Chicago)

Will Green Bay go after a guy like M. Lynch?

Chris Mortensen
Chris Mortensen

It's not GM Ted Thompson's way. He values draft picks. But I admit that Lynch was on my mind when Ryan Grant unfortunately was hurt because the Packers had good grades on Lynch - coach Mike McCarthy liked him a lot, if I recollect. I guess if Brandon Jackson struggles, the subject could be revisited before the trade deadline (Tuesday after week 6). Full transcript

Nathan (Coralville, IA)

Are the Vikings in trouble?

Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson
Matt Williamson

Let me answer that a week from now. I see them as a pretty evenly matched team against the 'Phins. Both teams have issues right now, but Minny should be able to throw against this secondary. Still on the fence on Minny. I do expect much more from Favre though. Surely he will have a better feel for his receivers after a long week of practice to prepare. But..I don't see Minny as a SB contender. Full transcript

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