Tuesday, December 11, 2012
NFL Week 15 Power Rankings: NFC North
By Kevin Seifert
Let's check in on ESPN.com's Week 15 NFL Power Rankings:
6. Green Bay Packers
Trending: Up one after a 27-20 victory over the Detroit Lions.
Comment: The Packers are the highest-ranked four-loss team in the NFL. Everyone above them has lost three or fewer games. So they've got that going for them.
11. Chicago Bears
Trending: Down three after a 21-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Comment: Although the mood in Chicago is dismal, the Power Rankers still view the Bears as a playoff team.
16. Minnesota Vikings
Trending: Up one after a 21-14 victory over the Bears.
Comment: The Vikings already have more victories this season (seven) than they did in 2011 or 2010.
25. Detroit Lions
Trending: Down four after a 27-20 loss to the Packers.
Comment: There are only three teams in the NFL with records worse than the Lions' mark of 4-9. Ouch.