Tuesday, October 30, 2012
NFL Week 9 Power Rankings: NFC North
By Kevin Seifert
Let's check in on this week's ESPN.com's Power Rankings:
5. Chicago Bears
Trending: No change after squeaking by with a 23-22 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
Comment: The Bears are the NFL's lowest-ranked one-loss team, but I can understand the skittishness after a near-upset at home to the Panthers.
6. Green Bay Packers
Trending: Up one after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-15.
Comment: The Packers are the highest-ranked team with at least three losses, but the general consensus is they are moving in the right direction after a three-game winning streak.
11. Minnesota Vikings
Trending: Down two after a 36-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Comment: I was frankly surprised the Vikings didn't drop more after a weak home loss to the previously 2-4 Buccaneers.
17. Detroit Lions
Trending: Up two after a 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
Comment: Voter Ashley Fox isn't a believer. She had the Lions ranked No. 22, offsetting a No. 14 vote from Mike Sando and a No. 15 vote from Dan Graziano.