Vikings end Kenechi Udeze and Packers tackle Corey Williams have been fined $7,500 each for illegal hits against the other team's quarterback in last Sunday's game between the NFC North rivals.
NFC North teams were forced to make big changes in the secondary after a woeful season of defending the pass.
The Vikings signed free agent safety Darren Sharper on Saturday.
The coaches and defensive coordinators in the NFC North all have the same need -- improving their pass rush.
The Packers, who clinched last year's division title by early December, shouldn't have such an easy time next season.
The Lions should be better in 2002, but that won't get them out of the basement of the NFC North.
The NFC Central had great middle linebackers, but most teams in the NFC North have questions at the position.