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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Week 3 Power Rankings: NFC North

By Kevin Seifert

I'm guessing ESPN.com's Week 3 Power Rankings will stir you up a bit, especially those who reside in the eastern time zone portion of our division.

The Detroit Lions' 2-0 start wasn't enough to vault them over the 1-1 Chicago Bears in this week's voting. The Lions did get a No. 5 vote from ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton, but overall they sit one spot behind the Bears at No. 11. Still, the NFC North's composite ranking of 11.8 continues to make us the highest power-ranked division in the NFL.

The details:

1. Green Bay Packers
Trending:
No change after a 30-23 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

10. Chicago Bears
Trending: Down three spots after a 30-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

11. Detroit Lions
Trending: Up one after a 48-3 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

26. Minnesota Vikings
Trending:
Down two after a 24-20 home loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.