Thursday, October 29, 2020

Green Bay Packers Week 8 NFL Power Rankings

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: 5.4 (6th)
  • Best ranking: 4th (The Athletic)
  • Worst ranking: 7th (USA Today)

Below you will find a Week 8 roundup for the Packers in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 4

Aaron Rodgers when targeting Davante Adams Sunday: 13-for-16 for 196 yards and two touchdowns. The Packers had a hiccup against Tampa in Week 6 but bounced back with a 35-20 win over Houston. Green Bay has scored 30-plus in five of six games and ranks second in overall offense.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 6

Aaron Rodgers bounced back in a big way against the Texans after losing to Tampa Bay. They still have some defensive issues.

USA Today -- Rank: 7

If you're putting together league's best three-wide formation, Davante Adams has to be part of trio, right? His 44 TD grabs over past five season are five better than anyone else.

ESPN -- Rank: 5

Who needs to step up: OLB Preston Smith

Though six games last year, the edge rusher had seven sacks (on his way to a 12-sack season), 12 QB hits and a pass rush win rate of 24.2%. His numbers through six games this year: a half-sack, two QB hits and a PRWR of 15.6%. Smith made a key fourth-down stop on a read-option by Deshaun Watson during Sunday's game, and the Packers' defense needs more of that. -- Rob Demovsky -- Rank: 5

When Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams are locked in, there is no more terrifying twosome in football. The All-Pro QB looked to his star receiver early and often on Sunday, turning 16 targets into 13 receptions for 196 yards and two touchdowns in a blowout of the Texans. Adams finished with the most receiving yards by a Green Bay player since Jordy Nelson's 209 in Week 2 of 2014. It also marked Adams' second day this season with 13-plus catches -- he gathered 14 back in Week 1. A great team performance by the Packers, who put a disappointing Week 6 loss to the Bucs in the rearview.

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