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Packers power rankings, Week 4: Green Bay surges back into top 10

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After a one-week absence, the Packers return to the top 10 of SB Nation's NFL power rankings.

Detroit Lions v Green Bay Packers Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

After the Green Bay Packers' convincing offensive performance in Week 3, they have earned the right to reenter the top 10 of the SB Nation NFL power rankings. In the latest edition, the green and gold land at No. 9, moving up four spots from the previous week.

The Packers fell outside the top 10 after dropping a 17-14 road tilt with the Minnesota Vikings in large part due to the ineffective play of their offense and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, continuing a trend that dates back to the early stages of the 2015 season. While one game doesn't remove all doubt regarding Green Bay, Rodgers reclaimed his MVP form and head coach Mike McCarthy made the necessary adjustments to spark a 31-point scoring outburst during the first half. The team now receives a week off to rest before returning Oct. 9 to host the New York Giants.

The rest of the teams in the NFC North find themselves on the extreme ends of the spectrum. The Vikings land at No. 3, just behind the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots, while the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears rank 27th and 32nd respectively.

In other power rankings, the Packers fared as well or better. Yahoo Sports also placed them at No. 9, while ESPN moved them up to No. 6. Both NFL.com and Fox Sports went even further, pushing Green Bay all the way to the 4th spot in their respective rankings.

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