Saturday, November 20, 2021

Green Bay Packers Week 11 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2021 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: 1 (1st)
  • Best ranking: 1 (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 1 (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 10 roundup for the Packers in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 1

Most important remaining game: Nov. 28 vs. Rams

The Packers have a realistic chance at the No. 1 seed in the NFC. They've already beaten one of the other teams with only two losses, the Cardinals, and the Rams are right in that mix, as well. Division games are important -- and the Packers still have four of them left, including two with the Vikings -- but this game could go a long way toward determining who gets that playoff bye. -- Rob Demovsky -- Rank: 1

The defense is on a heater and it's made Green Bay the most balanced team in football. The Packers registered an impressive shutout of the Seahawks at chilly Lambeau Field and have now held Kyler Murray, Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson to 34 combined points across the past three games. Aaron Rodgers returned from his one-game COVID-19 misadventure and showed some rust, guiding the Pack to just three points in the first three quarters before putting the game away with a pair of late touchdown drives. Green Bay dodged disaster when it learned Aaron Jones is unlikely to miss more than two games with a knee injury sustained in the second half. The schedule stays tough with a rugged divisional matchup this week in Minnesota.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 1

Yes, getting Aaron Rodgers back is huge for this team, but it's the defense that has them at the top. They face a tough one at Minnesota this week.

USA Today -- Rank: 1

Hard to recall a more tightly packed league-wide field, every team with at least two losses, and 19 -- including a dozen clubs in the AFC -- at .500 or better. But (for now) Green Bay gets the nod for the top spot, flawed as this team is ... just like everyone else. But the Pack pitched their first shutout in three years, have picked off a league-best five passes in the end zone and rank third in both total and scoring defense. Oh, and QB Aaron Rodgers is back, while sophomore RB AJ Dillon gets his shot to make an impact going into a pair of tough games -- Minnesota on the road before the Rams come to Lambeau Field.

The Athletic -- Rank: 1

Steal a player: Justin Jefferson, Vikings wide receiver

Somebody was getting Jefferson after his 143-yard Week 10 performance. The Vikings' budding star has 2,175 receiving yards halfway through his second season in the NFL, and the Packers need a complement to Davante Adams in the wide receiver room. Adams has 65 catches this year. The second-leading receiver on the team -- veteran with a capital V Randall Cobb -- has 23 catches. Jefferson has proven willing to help in the run game, too.

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