Power Rankings: Packers continue their deep dive
The Green Bay Packers search for the bottom continues heading into their Week 10 showdown with the Chicago Bears.
Coming off their Monday night embarrassment against the Detroit Lions, the Packers come in at No. 26 in the latest USA TODAY NFL Power Rankings. Meanwhile, the Bears jump up four spots coming off their bye week, coming in at No. 19.
Here’s what USA TODAY has to say about the Packers:
Looks like they missed their chance to trade Brett Hundley to Cleveland for a first-round pick back when his value peaked in preseason.
And here’s what they had to say about the Bears:
Aside from Week 12 date at Philadelphia, second-half schedule appears quite manageable. Might these cubbies have a wild-card run in them?
Elsewhere, the Packers fall down three spots in Elliot Harrison’s latest power rankings for NFL Media, coming in at No. 26.
Mike McCarthy has time invested in Brett Hundley — going on three years, as a matter of fact. That doesn't mean he has faith in Hundley throwing more than 3 yards down the field. How will Green Bay adjust going forward? Maybe picking up the pace — a la the two-minute drill or in garbage time against the Lions — is the ticket. Hundley has the arm and can throw rolling out (somewhat) like his predecessor. Let him sink or swim. Hundley certainly knows the system. Unfortunately, everyone else knows the Pack can't get a pass rush without blitzing. (When they actually do, they should call it the "Pack rush!" Like Sacksonville!! Never mind.)
Over at The Score, the Packers fall four spots to No. 24.
From their website:
Mike McCarthy is playing scared with Brett Hundley under center, and the Packers look set to fizzle out of the playoff picture without a fight.
Over at ESPN, the Packers only fall two spots, to No. 18
From their website:
It's no surprise that the Packers have fallen so far in the rankings with Aaron Rodgers hurt. They're 0-3 since Brett Hundley took over in Week 6 and haven't mustered more than 17 points in any of those games. It's the Packers' longest streak of scoring fewer than 20 points since 2005.
Over at Bleacher Report, Chris Simms drops the Packers down to 27:
Over at Yahoo! Sports, Frank Schwab drops the Packers three spots to No. 22:
If you’ve been one of those folks who has wondered if Mike McCarthy has been elevated by Aaron Rodgers, the lack of any offensive ingenuity to get something going with Brett Hundley is some evidence in your favor.