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NFL power rankings, Week 14: Packers slide continues

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The Packers fell to their lowest ranking of the season after their latest loss and the decision to fire Mike McCarthy.

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It shouldn’t surprise anyone that a team fresh off firing their head coach fared poorly in the latest SB Nation NFL power rankings. After parting ways with Mike McCarthy, the Green Bay Packers find themselves marooned at No. 23, their lowest spot of the season to date.

The Packers’ 2018 season went about as poorly as one could realistically imagine, from Aaron Rodgers’ Week 1 knee injury to the numerous close loses in marquee games and divisional matchups. Whether the team can rebound under interim head coach Joe Philbin doesn’t actually matter; the search for the next head coach and a new identity has already begun.

Not much changed for the rest of the NFC North this week. The Chicago Bears remained at No. 4 after their loss to the New York Giants, and the Minnesota Vikings fell four spots to No. 15. As usual, the Detroit Lions bring up the rear at No. 25.

The rest of the interest nearly reached a consensus on the Packers, who came in at No. 19 on ESPN, NFL.com, and Yahoo Sports. USA Today dropped Green Bay further, slotting the team at No. 25.