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Week 2 power rankings: NFC North

Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert

Minnesota moved up one spot this week in ESPN.com’s Power Rankings, but I think it’s fair to say there remains a wide gap among our voters on how good the Vikings are. To wit: John Clayton ranks them No. 3 overall, while Paul Kuharsky has them at No. 13.

There appears to be no such confusion about Green Bay, who like the Vikings, opened this season with a victory. All four voters put them a range between No. 9 and No. 11.

Here’s a breakdown of how the voters saw our fine division this week:

No. 8: Minnesota Vikings

Comment: Taking care of business at Cleveland nets a one-spot gain.

No. 11: Green Bay Packers

Comment: Holding steady after a thrilling victory.

No. 15: Chicago Bears

Comment: Bears slide one position for every interception Jay Cutler threw Sunday night.

No. 31: Detroit Lions

Comment: Lions escape the cellar thanks to the St. Louis Rams