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Week 9 NFL Power Rankings: NFC North Trending Upward Around Vikings

While the Minnesota Vikings have enjoyed a rise in most Week 9 NFL power rankings, how is the rest of the division doing? Well, it's not good news for the Vikings, either, as the rest of the division is mostly trending upwards in the major power rankings from ESPN, SB Nation, FOX Sports and CBS Sports as well. Christian Ponder is the reason the Vikings moving up, what about the other teams?

Green Bay Packers

Really - does anything need to be said? They're at the top of any respectable power ranking lists and they don't look like they're about to go down. Number one, number one, number one, number one. 

Detroit Lions

The Lions vented a lot of frustration on Sunday, beating down the Denver Broncos 45-10. They'd fallen out of the top ten in a couple power rankings following two straight losses, but have either held near ten or so, or have moved back into said top ten. SB Nation has them the highest, at No. 7

Chicago Bears

They're coming off a bye week and are doing well in the power rankings. SB Nation moved them up a spot regardless, and ESPN has them the highest - at No. 10, three spots than the next highest (SB Nation has them at 13). CBS Sports held them at 16, the lowest they appear in the major rankings.

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