Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Week 10 NFL Power Rankings: NFC North
By Kevin Seifert
Let's take a look at ESPN.com's Week 10 Power Rankings:
3. Chicago Bears
Trending: Up two after a 51-20 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
Comment: The Bears are playing as well as they have at anytime under coach Lovie Smith, including their 2006 run to the Super Bowl. They'll have a chance to upend the No. 2 team in this poll, the 7-1 Houston Texans, on Sunday night.
6. Green Bay Packers
Trending: No change after a 31-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
Comment: The Packers hope to regain their health during this bye week for the stretch run.
14. Detroit Lions
Trending: Up three after a 31-14 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Comment: The Lions are 4-4 and in the playoff hunt, but they have the NFL's toughest schedule the rest of the way. The combined winning percentage of their remaining opponents is .706, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
16. Minnesota Vikings
Trending: Down five after a 30-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Comment: The Vikings were this week's biggest faller, and optimism isn't running high at the moment with receiver Percy Harvin (ankle) hobbling around on crutches.