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Monday, February 9, 2009
Charting special teams

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

If you haven't already, make sure you check out Rick Gosselin's annual special teams rankings in the Dallas Morning News.

Gosselin ranks the NFL's 32 special teams in 22 different categories, producing a composite point total for his final standings. Chicago remains the NFC North's top-ranked special teams, but the Bears slipped to No. 8 from No. 1 the previous two seasons thanks to the well-documented decrease in Devin Hester's productivity. Here is where the rest of the NFC North landed, followed by some notes:

Detroit: No. 19
Minnesota: No. 25
Green Bay
: No. 26