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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Week 2 Power Rankings: NFC North

By Kevin Seifert

Hooray! The NFC North strengthened its hold on the most prominent position in ESPN.com's Week 2 Power Rankings. With three teams among the top 12, no division has a higher composite ranking than our friends in the Black and Blue.

The details:

1. Green Bay Packers
Trending: No change from last week after a 42-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

7. Chicago Bears
Trending: Up six spots after spanking the Atlanta Falcons 30-12.

12. Detroit Lions
Trending: Up four spots after winning 27-20 at Tampa Bay's Raymond James Stadium. It's the Lions' highest ranking since Week 12 of the 2007 season.

24. Minnesota Vikings
Trending: Down four after losing 24-17 to the San Diego Chargers. Voters were split, however. James Walker had them at No. 16. Paul Kuharsky ranked them No. 30.