Packers keep moving up in NFL power rankings for Week 3

Green Bay Packers, Kevin King (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Kevin King (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

A second straight win moves the Green Bay Packers up to sixth in the NFL Spin Zone power rankings.

It might take a little while longer before the Green Bay Packers are considered serious contenders in the NFC. But so far, so good. Matt LaFleur’s team has overcome two difficult challenges in as many weeks, securing huge victories against division rivals.

With the way Mike Pettine’s defense is playing, the Packers can hold their own against just about any offense. The offense now needs to step up another level, but the encouraging signs were there in a dominant first quarter performance against the Minnesota Vikings.

After winning their opening two games of the regular season, the Packers have moved up four positions to sixth in the NFL Spin Zone power rankings for Week 3 by Randy Gurzi. That’s a significant jump from where they were in the preseason.

Perhaps more importantly is that of the five teams ahead of the Packers, only two are from the NFC — the Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys.

And it’s fair to say that after two weeks, the Packers should be considered among the top three in the NFC.

The New Orleans Saints have lost Drew Brees to injury. The Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears both lost to the Packers, and the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles have also lost games.

But again, Green Bay needs to continue to improve in order to establish itself as contenders for another Super Bowl, something we haven’t seen since the team reached the NFC Championship Game in 2016.

The team has an excellent opportunity to continue its fast start with two more home games coming up against the Denver Broncos and Eagles. Two more wins, and a 4-0 start, would build a strong foundation to make a push for the playoffs in 2019.