Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Green Bay Packers Week 4 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 4 roundup for the Green Bay Packers in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 12

Biggest issue on offense: Completion percentage

Jordan Love's seven touchdown passes to only one interception is Rodgers-esque. But his completion percentage is not. It's at 53.1%, which was well below the league average of 65.4% through Sunday's Week 3 games. Love ranked 33rd out of 34 qualifying quarterbacks in completion percentage, ahead of only the Jets' Zach Wilson (52.4%). Not having Aaron Jones, the Packers' best receiver out of the backfield, for the past two games hasn't helped. -- Rob Demovsky -- Rank: 10

The Packers trailed 17-0 in the fourth quarter, needing three scores and defensive stops to beat the Saints. They pulled it off despite having five significant players inactive and then losing LB De'Vondre Campbell to an ankle injury early on. Chalk this up as the best comeback of Jordan Love's early career as Green Bay's starter, the fairytale ending that eluded him in Week 2. Time after time, he made plays despite dealing with incomplete passes (including several drops) and offensive penalties throughout. Love received one game ball after the rousing victory; the other went to Rashan Gary, who had his best game since returning from a torn ACL suffered last season. Love and Gary simply willed the Packers to victory when hope was fleeting. This is a plucky team that deserves your attention.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 7

That was an impressive come-from-behind victory for Jordan Love and the Packers. Those are big-boy moments for a young quarterback -- especially since he didn't play well for much of the game.

USA Today -- Rank: 15

They were fortunate to win their home opener, but you also have to admire their grit given the continued absences of CB Jaire Alexander, LT David Bakhtiari, G Elgton Jenkins, RB Aaron Jones and WR Christian Watson.

The Athletic -- Rank: 10

QB confidence rating: 7

Packers fans can see whatever they want in Jordan Love at this point. He earned his first win at Lambeau Field on Sunday, but only barely, and despite completing just 50 percent of his passes. Love leads the league in air yards per attempt (10.6) and is in the league's top 10 in EPA per dropback (.15), but his completion percentage (53.1) ranks 32nd and his off-target percentage (17.7 percent) ranks 33rd among quarterbacks with more than 50 pass attempts, according to TruMedia.

FOX -- Rank: 10

Pretty fun to see the 180-degree turn from Week 2 to Week 3. The Packers collapsed in the fourth quarter last week in Atlanta, and they responded in fitting fashion. Scoring all 18 of your points on the final three possessions would be impressive for anyone, let alone Jordan Love in his first start at Lambeau Field.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 12

In 1992, Brett Favre was pressed into action against the Bengals when Don Majkowski got hurt. Favre struggled for three quarters. Then, in the fourth quarter Favre made plays, the Packers scored 21 points and he hit Kitrick Taylor for a game-winning touchdown that launched an era in Green Bay. It's way, way too much to say Jordan Love's fourth quarter Sunday is starting something similar, but it was impressive and it's hard to not draw some parallels. At the very least, the Packers go forward with a lot more confidence in their first-year starter.

PFT -- Rank: 12

Where have all the "Packers are gonna stink" people gone?

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