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Packers power rankings, Week 16: Buffalo loss doesn't drop Green Bay out of top 5

Only the NFC West's two playoff-eligible teams rank above them in the conference.

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To no one's surprise, the Green Bay Packers' 21-13 loss to the Buffalo Bills knocked them out of the top spot of the SB Nation NFL weekly power rankings. They did not fall too far, however, as the Packers now rank fifth behind New England, Seattle, Denver and Arizona.

As for the rest of the division, the Detroit Lions moved up a spot to No. 8. The Minnesota Vikings remained stalled in the back, dropping back three spots to No. 24. Finally, the Chicago Bears, having little room to regress, come in at No. 26 this week.

Green Bay remains a top five team in the other relevant power rankings around the internet. Both CBS Sports and NBC Sports placed them fifth, the latter having an identical top five as SB Nation. Yahoo! Sports, the only major publication not to rank the Packers No. 1 before Week 15, dropped them only to the fourth spot after the Buffalo loss.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an SB Nation Newsdesk Contributor and writes for Sports on Earth.