The Packers are back to No. 1 in the NFL Spin Zone power rankings.
Normal service has resumed for the Green Bay Packers.
After a disappointing showing last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Packers responded perfectly and put together a performance reminiscent of their opening four games of the season rather than the most recent.
With a big win over the Houston Texans on the road, the Packers not only improve to 5-1 on the season, but they also jump back into first place of the NFL Spin Zone power rankings by Randy Gurzi.
Last week’s leaders, the Seattle Seahawks, fall out of the top spot after they suffered their first defeat of the season in overtime to the Arizona Cardinals. This means the Packers jump back up into first place from sixth, one position higher than the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are the only remaining undefeated team in the NFL.
The best teams respond well to defeat and the Packers did that on Sunday, performing well on both sides of the ball.
Offensively, there was no stopping Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams. Rodgers threw four touchdowns with two of them going to Adams, who also set a career-high with 196 receiving yards on the day.
Defensively, there were some good signs.
Green Bay restricted Houston to only 79 yards and no touchdowns on the ground with much better play up front than we’ve seen at times this season. Rookie Kamal Martin impressed in his NFL debut, making six tackles and a tackle for loss.
The pass rush also looked much improved, often pressuring Deshaun Watson and sacking him three times.
Despite all of the injuries, this was a good response by the Packers on both sides of the ball.
The big games keep on coming. In the next 11 days, the Packers will take on both the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers, two teams who have fallen short of expectations this season, but two challenging games nonetheless.
Win both and they will almost certainly remain on top of these power rankings.