Green Bay Packers: 2013 NFL Week 7 Power Rankings
Preseason: 5 | Last week: 11 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
The Packers (3-2) still trail the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions by a half-game in the NFC North standings, but our panel of voters apparently believe they are the division’s top team. That’s what beating the defending Super Bowl champions on the road will do. After Sunday’s win at the Baltimore Ravens, the Packers moved ahead of the Bears, who came in at 10th this week. The Lions were 11th.
However, it wasn’t unanimous. Two of the six voters did not have the Packers ranked as the top NFC North team. In fact, one of them still had the Packers third, at No. 11 overall, behind the Lions (ninth on the voter’s ballot) and Bears (10th). Perhaps that voter believed the loss of receiver Randall Cobb to a broken fibula and the uncertain status of receiver James Jones (knee) will cripple the Packers offense.
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2013 NFC NORTH STANDINGS
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