A weekly examination of the Packers’ ESPN.com Power Ranking.
Preseason: 5 | Last week: 15 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
Packers left guard Josh Sitton said after Sunday’s 26-26 tie against the Minnesota Vikings that it felt like a loss. Our panel of voters agreed. The Packers continued their free fall in the rankings, dropping two more spots and into the bottom half of the league for the first time since they were ranked 24th in the final poll of the 2008 season.
With an 0-3-1 record since quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone in the first quarter of the Nov. 4 loss to the Chicago Bears, the Packers have fallen from eighth in the rankings to 11th then 13th then 15th and now 17th. One of the six ESPN voters placed them way down in 24th.
In a sign of how weak the NFC North appears right now, no division team ranked in the top 12. The Lions were 13th and the Bears 14th.
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