Saturday, September 24, 2022

Green Bay Packers Week 3 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 3 roundup for the Green Bay Packers in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 7

Biggest early adjustment: Get quarterback Aaron Rodgers in rhythm

Even Rodgers admitted his stats in Week 2 against the Bears looked a little better than he and the offense actually performed. "This was better than Week 1," Rodgers said, "but we've got to be better than this if we want to compete with Tampa." A fumbled handoff exchange by Rodgers and a mistimed shotgun snap by Josh Myers were signs the offense is still trying to work out the early-season kinks. -- Rank: 5

Aaron Rodgers still owns the Bears, and Matt LaFleur is still undefeated (10-0) coming off a loss as Packers head coach. Rodgers shook off the disappointments of Week 1 with an efficient performance against Chicago that included two touchdown passes and just six incompletions in 25 attempts. The ever-underrated Aaron Jones was close to unstoppable (8.8 yards per carry), and the defense stepped up with a goal-line stand against Justin Fields that short-circuited an attempt by the Bears to add some drama into this one-sided rivalry. The Packers need to clean up some things (they're up to four fumbles in two weeks), but this is not a team to worry about.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 5

They got the offense going against the Bears, which is a good sign. They will be just fine on that side of the ball.

USA Today -- Rank: 10

Balanced offense not overly reliant on QB Aaron Rodgers and second-tier receivers and a defense that plays up to its talent level — this is the Pack's best path back to the Super Bowl after their pass-heavy approach from recent years consistently came up short when it mattered.

The Athletic -- Rank: 10

In terms of offensive improvement, only the Rams, 49ers and Jets made a bigger jump in EPA per drive rank from Week 1 to Week 2. That's what getting Aaron Jones more involved and playing a worse defense will do for you. This week will figure to be a much tougher test.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 7

Aaron Jones is a really good player, and the Packers were right to admit their Week 1 mistake in not getting him involved more. He was the focal point on Sunday night, which he should be most weeks. It will be interesting to see how the Packers do Sunday against a Buccaneers defense that has been phenomenal this season.

PFT -- Rank: 7

They got the win, but are they ready to compete with the Bucs? We'll find out on Sunday.

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