The Green Bay Packers absorbed a major blow during Week 2 of the NFL season, and now they have seen their stock fall in the latest SB Nation power rankings. The mothership dropped the team eight spots to No. 13 this week, among the biggest changes across the entire league.
And that fall makes plenty of sense. In a road loss to the division-rival Minnesota Vikings, the Packers offense look like the same unit that struggled to move the ball down vertically or stay on the field throughout most of the 2015 season. Though the defense remains stout against the run and overall improved, the team can only go as far as the offense -- and slumping signal-caller Aaron Rodgers -- can take it. Two weeks in, Green Bay looks like a middle-of-the-pack team, and the power rankings reflect it.
Here's what SB Nation said about the Packers after Week 2:
The Packers also seem to have big issues to contend with. The team with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback is No. 31 in passing yards, and he was outplayed by Sam Bradford on Sunday night. Edging the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1 looked more impressive before the Jaguars imploded against the San Diego Chargers.
Elsewhere, the Packers managed to hang within the top 10, albeit barely. NFL.com and CBS place them eighth, ESPN ranks them ninth, and Yahoo Sports has them at No. 10.