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Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Week 14 Power Rankings: NFC North

By Kevin Seifert

Oh boy. I must say I'm surprised it has come to this. The Chicago Bears (9-3) are in first place in the NFC North. The Green Bay Packers (8-4) are a game behind them in the standings -- but not in ESPN.com's Week 14 Power Rankings.

That’s right. Three of our four esteemed voters ranked the Packers ahead of the Bears, resulting in a flip of last week’s order and what promises to be the most hotly-debated power ranking of NFC North teams in the long and storied history of power rankings.

As it turns out, the ESPN mothership is hating all over the Bears. Check out the Trent Dilfer video below, which includes this statement: "I believe the Bears have no chance of getting to the Super Bowl."

OK then.

This week’s details:

7. Green Bay Packers
Trending: Up one after a 34-16 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

8. Chicago Bears
Trending:
Down one after a 24-20 victory over the Detroit Lions.

23. Minnesota Vikings
Trending:
No change after a 38-14 victory over the Buffalo Bills.

31. Detroit Lions
Trending:
No change after a 24-20 loss to the Chicago Bears.