After their loss to the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday, the Green Bay Packers plummeted nine spots in the latest USA Today NFL Power Rankings. They enter Week 10 sitting at No. 15.
The Packers are preparing to face the Tennessee Titans, who find themselves at No. 24 after their loss to the San Diego Chargers.
Here’s USA Today’s blurb about the Packers:
Reeling squad enters make-or-break stretch with next three on road. With Aaron Rodgers averaging 45 throws last five weeks, they're predictable.
And the rankings had this to say about the Titans:
They're getting tuned up for more than 400 yards and 30-plus points over the past four weeks and are also minus-four in turnover differential.
Elsewhere around the web, the Packers fell five spots in ESPN’s Power Rankings, landing at No. 11.
.500: The Packers have thrived and struggled this season, but they currently sit at .500 (4-4) through eight games for the first time since 2009.
1-2: The Packers are 1-2 on the road this season but have traveled only once since Week 3. That'll change soon, as the Packers' next three games are on the road.
Over at Sports Illustrated, Chris Burke has the Packers falling 10 spots. No. 18 Green Bay doesn’t seem to have just one problem.
All this “What’s wrong with the Packers?” talk isn’t much different from the “Why are NFL ratings down?” bluster. Don’t bother trying to pin it on just one factor—the play-calling or Aaron Rodgers or the secondary or, at least early on Sunday, the occasional complete lack of interest in playing football. It’s everything.