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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.