Packers at No. 4 in power rankings after win over Chiefs

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers are in fourth position of the NFL Spin Zone power rankings entering Week 9.

In the AFC, there are the New England Patriots. Then everyone else. In the NFC it’s a different story, with many teams competing for the top seed in the conference. Three teams seem to be in the top tier of the NFC, and the Green Bay Packers are one of them. The other two are the undefeated San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints.

The Week 9 NFL Spin Zone power rankings by Dan Parzych reflect that. The top four teams in the power rankings are the four just mentioned.

After their victory at Arrowhead Stadium, the Packers remain in fourth position, just behind the 49ers and Saints.

It’s hard to argue with that. The 49ers are a perfect 7-0. The contest between the 49ers and Carolina Panthers was set to be one of the most interesting of the week, but Kyle Shanahan’s team had other ideas, dominating the game and winning 51-13.

The Saints have Drew Brees back and they eased past the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Like the Packers, the Saints are 7-1.

There might not be much movement at the top of these power rankings for a few weeks, as each team might just keep on winning. But we’re set for some important games in the next month or so. Starting in late November, the 49ers will play both the Packers and Saints in the space of three weeks, with a game against the Baltimore Ravens in between.

The fact the Packers are consistently near the top of the power rankings shows how well they are playing. At the halfway stage of the season, Packers fans couldn’t have asked for much more from first-year head coach Matt LaFleur and this new-look team.

Can they continue to build momentum towards a return to the playoffs with a win over the Chargers next week?