Despite being tied with the Bears and Detroit Lions for the NFC North lead at 5-3, the Packers fell from first to third in the rankings among the division leaders. The Bears were ninth and the Lions 10th.
The good news for the Packers? If they have to play the next three games without Rodgers and with Seneca Wallace as their starter, as appears to be the case, all three opponents are outside the top half of the rankings. The Philadelphia Eagles, who come to Green Bay on Sunday, are ranked 20th. The Packers then play at the New York Giants (29th) and host the Minnesota Vikings (30th) before their Thanksgiving date at Detroit.