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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
NFL end of season Power Rankings

By Kevin Seifert

New Years Day or not, ESPN.com is motoring ahead with its final Power Rankings of the 2012 regular season. Let's catch a final glimpse of the NFC North's standings:

6. Green Bay Packers
Trending: Down two after a 37-34 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Comment: The Packers are the NFC's No. 3 playoff seed but finish the regular season fourth among NFC teams in the power rankings.

12. Minnesota Vikings
Trending: No change after a 37-34 victory over the Packers.
Comment: NFC West blogger Mike Sando had the Vikings No. 10 on his ballot, but the rest of the committee agreed on No. 12.

13. Chicago Bears
Trending: No change after a 26-24 victory over the Detroit Lions.
Comment: The Bears were 10-6 but missed the playoffs because of tiebreakers. Their power rankings position makes sense.

28. Detroit Lions
Trending: No change after a 26-24 loss to the Bears.
Comment: The Lions have the No. 5 position in the 2013 draft and are fifth from the bottom of the power rankings. Synergy!