Spain's firing of manager Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup was a shock to the system, but under Fernando Hierro it has earned four points in two games and implemented the first tactical tweak under its new boss.
African nations have been pegged for success at World Cups for years, yet almost always fall flat of expectations. Enter Senegal, who, after beating Poland, look the part of a tough out the rest of the way.
The Vikings brought in the hottest name in free agency, while the Bears reinforced for the passing game, while the Lions look to lift the run game out of the cellar. But will these moves be enough to keep the perennial favorite Packers out of the playoffs for a second straight year?