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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
NFL Week 14 Power Rankings: NFC North

By Kevin Seifert

Let's take a peek at the NFC North's standing in ESPN.com's Week 14 Power Rankings.

7. Green Bay Packers
Trending: Up two after a 23-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
Comment: The Packers hold the tiebreaker edge over the Bears in both the standings and Power Rankings. It sure seems we're on pace for an unofficial NFC North title game at Soldier Field in two weeks.

8. Chicago Bears
Trending: Down two after a 23-17 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Comment: After losing three of their past four, the Bears are still among the NFL's 10-highest ranked teams. That speaks to voters' confidence in them.

17. Minnesota Vikings
Trending: Down one after a 23-14 loss to the Packers.
Comment: The Vikings hit the meat of their schedule with a chance to win the NFC North. They are 0-2 since that stretch began.

21. Detroit Lions
Trending: Down one after a 35-33 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Comment: The Lions are in familiar but unwanted territory: In line for a top-10 draft choice.