As the NFL world adjusts to all the action from the first week of the season, the Green Bay Packers have begun their rise within the power rankings. The Aaron Rodgers-led 20-point comeback effort over the Chicago Bears has pushed the Packers to No. 4 in SB Nation’s weekly NFL power index.
An all-time great comeback like the one Green Bay pulled off in prime time will always garner positive attention, but the team began the season ranked fairly high. SB Nation started the Packers at No. 7, falling behind just a few fellow NFC contenders. Even at the Packers’ current position, they fall behind the division-rival Minnesota Vikings (No. 1 entering Week 2) and defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles (No. 3).
The Packers have also risen in esteem elsewhere on the internet. ESPN moved them up one spot from a No. 8 starting position while Sporting News bumped them up to No. 6. In terms of the major outlets, only USA Today dropped Green Bay after the Week 1 action, moving them down a spot to No. 7.
Look for the Packers to make a significant jump or fall in next week’s rankings. They host the Vikings, the consensus top team in the NFC across the major power rankings, and will either fight their way into the top few spots or tumble down to the back of the top 10.