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Week 12 NFL Power Rankings: CBS Sports Bumps Chicago Bears To No. 8

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports has released his Week 12 NFL Power Rankings, and the Chicago Bears have actually moved up a spot to No. 8. The move places them as the fourth-best team in the NFC, above the No. 9 Detroit Lions, No. 10 Atlanta Falcons, No. 11 Dallas Cowboys and the No. 12 New York Giants.

Prisco seems a bit conflicted regarding the Bears at the moment, considering he had this to say after moving the team into a higher ranking:

Without Cutler, they have major issues. Their season suddenly took a huge turn for the worse with one thumb injury.

Here are the best and worst in the league according to Prisco:

Top Five

1. Green Bay Packers
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. Houston Texans
4. Baltimore Ravens
5. Pittsburgh Steelers

Bottom Five

28. Minnesota Vikings
29. Jacksonville Jaguars
30. Arizona Cardinals
31. St. Louis Rams
32. Indianapolis Colts

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