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Packers power rankings, Week 15: No change after defeating Cowboys

Green Bay stuck at No. 10 for the third consecutive week.

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Once again, the Green Bay Packers arrive in the new week fresh off a victory. Once again, they haven't budged from No. 10 in the SB Nation weekly NFL power rankings, the same spot they have held since the conclusion of Week 12.

Part of the reason for the lack of mobility is the caliber of opponent Green Bay has faced the past few weeks. Their victory on Sunday came against a Dallas Cowboys team ranked No. 24 before the game (and No. 27 now). Similarly, the Detroit Lions, the Packers' opponent the week before, has floated around the No. 20 spot for some time. While Green Bay's fortunes may have improved with Mike McCarthy's decision to reclaim play-calling duties, it may take some time before the power rankings reflect those changes.

The Packers' next opponent, the Oakland Raiders, come in at No. 11. Green Bay can win some national respect by going into the Black Hole and pulling out a road win.

As for the rest of the NFC North, the Vikings slow stumble continues. They now sit at No. 12, a fall of one spot from the week prior. The Chicago Bears and Lions take residence at No. 19 and 20 respectively.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.