Saturday, September 25, 2021

Green Bay Packers Week 3 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Green Bay Packers rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 10.2 (T-10th)
  • Best ranking: 6th (
  • Worst ranking: 16th (CBS Sports)

Below you will find a Week 3 roundup for the Packers in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 11

Fantasy surprise: Davante Adams

How is Adams a surprise? Well, only because everyone in the league knows Aaron Rodgers is going to do everything he can to get Adams the ball. Adams was the Packers' only productive player in the season-opening loss to the Saints. The Lions had to watch how the Saints doubled Adams whenever possible, but as Adams said last week, "Not every double-team is going to be successful." Adams' 100-yard game against the Lions on Monday night was the 24th of his career, the fourth most for the Packers during the Super Bowl era. -- Rob Demovsky -- Rank: 6

Forget R-E-L-A-X. Halfway through Monday night's matchup against the Lions, it was time for the Packers to W-A-K-E-U-P. Of course, they did, scoring touchdowns on their first three possessions of the second half en route to a 35-17 win. Aaron Rodgers got right after Week 1's stunning no-show in New Orleans, throwing four touchdown passes -- three to Aaron Jones (who had four touchdowns total). The defense also tightened up, shutting out Detroit in the second half while forcing a pair of turnovers. Packers World has been properly recalibrated, but another big test looms on Sunday night in San Francisco.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 7

Now that's the Packers offense we expected to see in their blowout victory over Lions. When Aaron Jones is running like he did Monday night, they will be tough to stop. Now see if they can do it against the 49ers.

USA Today -- Rank: 16

QB Aaron Rodgers and RB Aaron Jones both accounted for four touchdowns -- yes, the math works given they hooked up on a trio of TD passes -- as Green Bay gets right on Monday night.

The Athletic -- Rank: 11

That's the Aaron Rodgers we all know and love, right? His 50-yard dime to Davante Adams followed by a 22-yard touchdown rocket to Robert Tonyan three plays later were vintage Rodgers. Do we need to see Rodgers be Rodgers against a defense other than the Lions, considering this past offseason and what happened in the opener? Maybe, but from the second quarter on, Rodgers reminded everyone why the Packers are still the class of the NFC North. The Pack don't get a five, though, because of the uncertain future.

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