Power Rankings: Packers keep sliding

Aaron Nagler, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
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After their loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers plummeted down the USA Today NFL Power Rankings yet again.

They enter Week 11 sitting at No. 20 after slipping five spots. The Packers (4-5) are preparing to face Washington (5-3-1), which finds itself at No. 10 after a 26-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

Here’s USA Today’s blurb about the Packers:

How bad has defense been during three-game spiral? It's allowed 111 points and managed just two takeaways. A lot for Aaron Rodgers to overcome.

And the rankings had this to say about Washington:

If you hadn't noticed, Kirk Cousins has played past two months like a guy who will deservedly command $100-plus million pact in a few months.

Elsewhere around the web, the Packers continued their downward spiral in the ESPN NFL Power Rankings, dropping a whopping 11 spots to land at No. 22.

Writes the website:

The Packers have allowed a combined 35 points in the first quarter alone the past two weeks and have trailed by at least 18 at some point in each game. The Packers are under .500 through nine games for the first time since 2008. They'll face Washington this week.

Over at NFL.com, Elliot Harrison drops the Packers nine spots down to No. 21.

Writes Harrison:

Don't be looking to the Power Rankings for guidance here.Green Bay looked terrible in Nashville. Turrrabull.Aaron Rodgers and his receivers weren't on the same page late. Mike McCarthy, Rodgers and company employed the ground attack for all of 13 rushing attempts. TheTitans converted on half of their third-down attempts, whileMarcus Mariota probably put up a 2,000 QBR. (I have no idea how that thing is calculated.) A nine-spot drop probably feels harsh, huh? Well, thePackers have been handledby the Colts andTitans in consecutive weeks. I have no idea what to make of this group anymore.

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