The Green Bay Packers are fifth in the Week 14 NFL Spin Zone power rankings.
It was exactly the response the Green Bay Packers needed. To maintain their advantage in the NFC North and stay in the race for a first-round bye, the Packers needed the type of bounce-back performance they produced on Sunday afternoon at a snowy MetLife Stadium.
Hardly an unstoppable performance, but it was obvious early on that the Packers were the better team and it seemed clear they’d find a way to win the game. And they did, comfortably.
Even though the run game didn’t get going for much of the game, the passing game sure did. Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, connecting with Davante Adams twice in the end zone. Allen Lazard also impressed yet again, showing why he should be the clear number two pass catcher in this offense.
Following the victory over the New York Giants, the Packers jumped up one position in the Week 14 NFL Spin Zone power rankings, written by Dan Parzych. Green Bay is now up into fifth position, ahead of the New England Patriots, who struggled offensively in their second defeat of the season.
This team is far from perfect and has a lot to work on as we move ever closer to the playoffs, but it’s clear they are still one of the best teams in the league.
Green Bay is on course for its best regular season record since 2014, when it came within two minutes of making the Super Bowl. If the Packers win out from here, they’d actually have a better regular season record than they did in 2014, and it’d be their best finish since 2011 and second-best overall with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback.
That highlights the success this team has found under Matt LaFleur in such a short space of time. Work needs to be done to compete with the best of the best in the playoffs, but they’re well on the way to reach the postseason.
For now, they enter Week 14 as one of the best teams in football.