Saturday, January 2, 2021

Green Bay Packers Week 17 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: 2.2 (2nd)
  • Best ranking: 2nd (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 3rd (

Below you will find a Week 17 roundup for the Packers in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 2

Aaron Jones, RB: You could make the case for center Corey Linsley or cornerback Kevin King, but we'll go with Jones. He's fourth league-wide with 1,062 rushing yards, and his 5.59 yards per carry (YPC) ranks first among all qualifying running backs. Jones is one of the best all-around backs in the league and is just 26. The Packers spent a second-round pick on AJ Dillon, who had a career game with 124 rushing yards in Green Bay's win over the Titans. Did they make that pick with the intention of letting Jones walk after the season?

CBS Sports -- Rank: 2

They are rolling into the playoffs. If they beat the Bears this week, they are the top seed in the NFC.

USA Today -- Rank: 2

(Slightly) lost among the Aaron Rodgers hype train is fact WR Davante Adams is having an epic campaign himself, just the third player in league history to post at least 100 catches and 17 touchdowns grabs in a season.

ESPN -- Rank: 2

New Year's resolution: Make sure Aaron Rodgers remains in Green Bay

A Rodgers-Packers divorce seems inevitable and might have been accelerated by the Jordan Love pick, but regardless of whether they get to and/or win the Super Bowl this year, they need to keep the partnership going for at least another season or two. For one thing, there's no way Love would be ready to step in and perform like Rodgers did in taking over for Brett Favre after sitting for three years. Then there's Rodgers' MVP level of play. Some might trade him now while his stock is still soaring, but he still has plenty to offer this team. -- Rob Demovsky -- Rank: 3

Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams have a cosmic connection that no other QB-WR tandem can touch. The two superstars hooked up for three more touchdowns in a 40-14 rout of the Titans that moved Green Bay one step closer to securing the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Rodgers has earned the third league MVP award that appears to be headed his way in a month, but Adams deserves more praise for being the best receiver Rodgers has ever had. On Sunday night, Adams became the third player in NFL history to have at least 100 receptions and 16 touchdown catches in a season. Incredible production that's even more remarkable when you factor in the two full weeks Adams sat on the shelf with a hamstring injury.

Previous update: Green Bay Packers Week 16 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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