Football Outsiders has moved the Green Bay Packers up to No. 4 in their DVOA ratings. Their special teams remain one of the worst, but it isn't a major drag on their standing. The offense is ranked No. 6, but all the teams ranked between No. 4 and No. 7 have a nearly identical ranking. The Packers offense remains comfortably behind the top 3: Patriots, Eagles, and Texans. While the Packers defense is tied for the fewest points allowed, they're a few steps (according to Football Outsiders) behind the Steelers and Giants.
QB Aaron Rodgers was ranked as the No. 4 quarterback last week according to Football Outsiders. He wasn't too far behind the top three. And he wasn't ranked ahead of the top three because Roethlisberger, McNabb, and Hasselbeck all played great against better pass defenses. He was nominated as the FedEx air player of the week, if you care to vote for him.
WR Greg Jennings is the NFC North high energy player of the week. Catching three touchdown passes will do that for a guy. While he's seemed to play better over the past few weeks, he really was there all along. Injuries to TE Jermichael Finley and WR Donald Driver gave him a lot more opportunities.
It's Thanksgiving Eve with three games on the holiday schedule. Unfortunately, none of them look any good. Can the Lions just avoid embarrassing themselves against a powerhouse Patriots team (remember this game against the Titans?) Or last year against the Packers? Will the Bengals hold the Jets to under 49 points with nearly their entire defense injured? Saints at the Cowboys has the most potential, if the Cowboys's turnaround over the past couple weeks is real. Overall, not a slate of must-see games.