Friday, October 9, 2020

Green Bay Packers Week 5 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

2020 NFL Power Rankings: Green Bay Packers

Throughout the 2020 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: 2.6 (2nd)
  • Best ranking: 2nd (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 4th (The Athletic)

Below you will find a Week 5 roundup for the Packers in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 4

They have the league's most efficient offense through the first four weeks. Operating without Davante Adams and Allen Lazard, the Packers went up and down the field with ease against the Falcons, scoring touchdowns on four of their first six possessions (on one of the other two drives, they were stopped on fourth down from Atlanta's 1). At 36 years old, Aaron Rodgers looks as good as ever, completing 70.5 percent of his passes and averaging 8.7 YPA with 13 touchdowns. He and Mahomes are the only two starting quarterbacks without an interception or fumble.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 2

That offense is playing at an elite level. Aaron Rodgers is clearly in the MVP race.

USA Today -- Rank: 2

Wide receivers? Who needs 'em? Total luxury ... but just imagine if scalding QB Aaron Rodgers gets some healthy ones soon.

ESPN -- Rank: 3

FPI chance to make playoffs: 94.1%

This seems about right unless the injury bug -- which the Packers largely avoided last season -- keeps getting worse. Last week, they played without Davante Adams, and then his replacement, Allen Lazard, suffered a core muscle injury at some point during his big game (six catches for 146 yards and a touchdown) and had surgery. The Pack also lost ILB Christian Kirksey indefinitely, and they have played without DT Kenny Clark and RT Billy Turner. They've managed just fine so far, but if it continues, it will have an impact. -- Rob Demovsky -- Rank: 2

This Aaron Rodgers comeback season might be the only good thing that comes out of 2020. The Packers quarterback was brilliant again on Monday night, completing 27 of his 33 passes for 327 yards and four touchdowns in a 30-16 win over the Falcons. Rodgers remained dominant despite his top two receivers (Davante Adams and Allen Lazard) missing the game with injuries. The new playmaker in town? Tight end Robert Tonyan, who lit up Atlanta's porous secondary for three touchdowns. This, from ESPN: Tonyan's five scores in four games equals the touchdown output that Jimmy Graham managed in two full seasons with the Packers. Rodgers is on fire and young playmakers continue to develop at a rapid rate. Look out.

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