Week 12 Power Rankings: NFC North


Our esteemed group of ESPN.com power rankers is slowly closing the gap between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. Slowly.

The Bears moved up five spots here in Week 12, but the Packers remain the best NFC North team in the minds of our panel. The details:

7. Green Bay Packers

No change after a 31-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

12. Chicago Bears

Up five spots after a 16-0 victory over the Miami Dolphins.

25. Minnesota Vikings

Down one after a 31-3 loss to the Packers.

31. Detroit Lions

No change after a 35-19 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.