Power Rankings: Packers moving up
After their victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers moved up only two spots in the USA TODAY NFL Power Rankings. They enter Week 15 at No. 13.
Green Bay is preparing to face the Chicago Bears, who find themselves at No. 27 after their loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Here’s USA TODAY's blurb about the Packers:
Aaron Rodgers has won 15 consecutive December starts at Lambeau. Unfortunately, he's only got one left in 2016 for team still on playoff fringe.
And the rankings had this to say about Chicago:
Chicago obviously needs to draft a quarterback for the future, and Matt Barkley is starting to look like he could be the Case Keenum of 2017.
Elsewhere around the web, ESPN keeps the Packers at No. 11 for the second week in a row.
The Packers are 3-0 since QBAaron Rodgers said the team could run the table. Rodgers has been great during the stretch (73.9 completion percentage, 7-0 TD-INT), but give credit to the defense too. The defensive unit has allowed an average of 12.0 points per game the past three weeks, and will look to stifle a lackluster Bears offense in Week 15.
Elliot Harrison raises the Packers two spots to No. 12 in his power rankings for NFL.com.
As laid out inthe Game Picks column last week,Aaron Rodgers has been darn-near unbeatable at home in December over the course of his career.Sunday's win at Lambeau made it 16-2 for thePackers' noticeably hobbled quarterback in that setting. While Mr. Rodgers performed better than Samwise Gamgee taking on a fat, hairy spider, masterfully handling the conditions (physical and environmental), Dom Capers' D delivered its finest performance in years: six takeaways, three sacks and 10 points allowed against a team thatjust hung 40 on the Panthers. Didn't mean to go from hobbled to hobbit up there, but whatever — I'm not editing it.
The Packers' big victory over the Seahawks moves them up three spots in Pete Prisco’s power rankings over at CBS Sports.
They have won three straight and they are pushing for the division lead. They will be tough to beat if they get into the postseason.