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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Power Rankings: No. 5 Green Bay Packers

By Rob Demovsky

A weekly examination of the Packers’ ESPN.com Power Ranking.

Preseason: 5 | Last week: 7 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002

It took only one week -- and a convincing 38-20 win over the Washington Redskins -- to get the Packers right back where they started in the preseason Power Rankings. One thing the voters could not ignore, even in the Week 1 loss at San Francisco, was the fact that quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense have been explosive. With 66 points in two games, the Packers rank second in the NFL in scoring. Only the Denver Broncos (90 points) have scored more in the first two weeks.

The Packers are only slightly off their scoring pace from 2011, when they averaged 35 points per game and scored a franchise-record 560 points, which remains the second-highest single-season total in NFL history. Through two weeks this season, the Packers lead the NFL in yards per game (482.5) and rank second in passing yards per game (381.5).