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AP: NFL Power Rankings – Week 16

Alshon Jeffery of the Chicago Bears celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns.  (Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Alshon Jeffery of the Chicago Bears celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns. (Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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(CBS) For the first time in weeks, the Bears sit atop the NFC North in the AP’s NFL Power Rankings.

The Bears, 8-6 and in first place in the NFC North, rank No. 12, three spots ahead of the second-place Packers.

Coincidentally, the Bears sit one spot ahead of their Sunday Night Football opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles.

After their Monday night loss, the Lions fell to No. 17, with the Vikings resting at No. 24.

Check out the full rankings below!

  1. Seattle Seahawks
  2. Denver Broncos
  3. San Francisco 49ers
  4. Kansas City Chiefs
  5. Carolina Panthers
  6. New England Patriots
  7. New Orleans Saints
  8. Cincinnati Bengals
  9. Indianapolis Colts
  10. Arizona Cardinals
  11. Baltimore Ravens
  12. Chicago Bears
  13. Philadelphia Eagles
  14. Miami Dolphins
  15. Green Bay Packers
  16. San Diego Chargers
  17. Detroit Lions
  18. St. Louis Rams
  19. Dallas Cowboys
  20. Pittsburgh Steelers
  21. New York Jets
  22. Tennessee Titans
  23. Buffalo Bills
  24. Minnesota Vikings
  25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  26. New York Giants
  27. Cleveland Browns
  28. Jacksonville Jaguars
  29. Atlanta Falcons
  30. Oakland Raiders
  31. Washington Redskins
  32. Houston Texans