Saturday, December 19, 2020

Green Bay Packers Week 15 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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: 2.0 (2nd)
  • Best ranking: 2nd (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 2nd (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 15 roundup for the Packers in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 2

They traded up for Jordan Love (26th overall) in a move that set the internet ablaze with hot takes. Love has not played a snap, but Aaron Rodgers has responded by delivering one of the best seasons of his career at the age of 37. The Packers took care of business against the Lions and now hold the top seed in the NFC, which would mean a bye and home-field advantage until the Super Bowl.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 2

They now have the top seed in the NFC, which will make the playoffs tough for the road teams if it holds up. The offense is lethal.

USA Today -- Rank: 2

You'd have to say QB Aaron Rodgers is now front runner to win his third MVP award in a season every bit as good as his seminal 2011 performance.

ESPN -- Rank: 2

Is there anything really surprising here? The offense has been nearly unstoppable, the defense has had its moments (giving up massive yardage but sometimes coming up with a timely sack or takeaway), and the special teams have been mostly a disaster, other than near-perfect kicker Mason Crosby. The question is the same one as in most years: Will the defense and/or special teams cost the Packers when it matters most? -- Rob Demovsky -- Rank: 2

Matt LaFleur deserves more love. The 41-year-old never comes up in conversations about the best young coaches in football, but who can argue with the results through nearly two seasons? Under LaFleur, the Packers are now 23-6 in the regular season, with back-to-back NFC North titles. Legacies in Green Bay are built in January and February, of course, but LaFleur has this team humming. A key to his success has been his positive working relationship with Aaron Rodgers, who is putting together one of the finest seasons of his Hall of Fame career. Rodgers added four more touchdowns to his ledger in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Lions, shouting "I love gold!" after a 6-yard scoring scamper put Green Bay ahead for good in the third quarter. Good vibes all around, even if Rodgers is quoting the worst of the Austin Powers movies.

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