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Packers power rankings, Week 4: Green Bay doesn’t drop much after Washington loss

Despite a disappointing loss in Washington, the Packers didn’t fall too far in SB Nation’s Week 4 power rankings.

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Though the Green Bay Packers picked up their first loss of the season, their stock hasn’t fallen much with those who curate the weekly power rankings.

In SB Nation’s Week 4 NFL power index, the Packers come in at No. 11, six spots down from their position a week earlier and still well within the top half of the league. Without question, the unexpected defeat at Washington hurt their cause as did injuries to Muhammad Wilkerson and members of the offensive line, but the majority of the NFL has similar or worse problems and none have Aaron Rodgers to clean up the mess.

As for the rest of the NFC North, the Minnesota Vikings remain the lead dog, falling to No. 6 following a deflating loss to the Buffalo Bills. The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions each moved up this week, coming in at Nos. 14 and 23 respectively.

Elsewhere on the internet, the Packers faired reasonably well. ESPN ranked them 10th, a drop of three spots from Week 3. Yahoo Sports feels the strongest about Green Bay right now, leaving them at No. 7 despite the loss. On the other end of the spectrum, USA Today ranked the entire NFC North in the late teens or worse, though the Packers lead the group at No. 17.