Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Power Rankings: No. 11 Green Bay Packers
By Rob Demovsky
A weekly examination of the Packers' ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 5 | Last Week: 12 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
The Packers’ 22-9 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Lambeau Field not only tightened things up in the NFC North, where only a half a game separates Green Bay (2-2) from the Chicago Bears (3-2) and Lions (3-2), but it also brought that trio closer together in the ESPN Power Rankings. The Bears, Packers and Lions checked in this week at Nos. 10, 11 and 12, respectively.
In addition to moving up one spot in the overall rankings, the Packers also moved up one spot among NFC teams, from sixth to fifth.
Both of the teams that beat the Packers this season remain in the top 10 with the San Francisco 49ers at No. 7 and the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 8. The Packers' victories have come over the Lions and the No. 27 Redskins, and they have a chance to make a statement this Sunday if they can get their first road win of the season, at the No. 9 Baltimore Ravens.
The panel of voters ranked the Packers anywhere from seventh to 14th.
As always, you can rank all 32 NFL teams yourself.