Will the real Green Bay Packers stand up?

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Packers head coach Mike McCarthy congratulates Aaron Rodgers after a Packers touchdown in the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports photograph (Oct 2, 2014; Green Bay, WI)

Power rankings – as much as I don’t like them, I find myself peeking at them every week to see where the Green Bay Packers stand in the minds of those folks who put these rankings together.

And with that said, just who are you supposed to believe?

And which Packers team is going to start showing up in the coming weeks?

Will it be the Packers team that looked middling at best during the first quarter of the NFL season? The team that looked out of sync and discombobulated against the Seattle Seahawks and the Detroit Lions or the team that actually showed up (at least for the most part) against the New York Jets, Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings?

Which team will show up this week when the Packers travel to South Florida to take on their former offensive coordinator Joe Philbin and his Miami Dolphins? Will it be the team that crashed to 19th or 20th in the power rankings a couple of weeks ago or the team that has climbed, for the most part, back into the top 10 and as high as #5 this week?

With running back Eddie Lacy finding open holes and punishing linebackers and defensive backs the past week, has he finally found his groove?

Will the defense continue on its opportunistic roll, while allowing teams to move up and down the field?

So many questions and so much football yet to play.

But if the Packers are going to stay in the top 10 and move back into the top five of the majority of power rankings, they will need more consistency on both sides of the ball. They will need Aaron Rodgers to continue finding Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb; they will need Eddie Lacy to continue pounding the ball, especially late in games; they will need Julius Peppers to continue making a statement and they will need to continue to play winning Green Bay Packers football.

So, stand up Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb; stand up Eddie Lacy; stand up Julius Peppers.

It is time to start making a statement week-in and week-out.

And it starts Sunday in Miami

In the meantime, here are a few of the power rankings that have come out over the past couple of days …