Packers improve to fourth in Week 11 NFL power rankings

Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur, Aaron Rodgers - Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur, Aaron Rodgers - Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

The Packers continue to climb the power rankings.

Winning is all that matters. The Green Bay Packers have done plenty of that this season and ever since Matt LaFleur took over as head coach.

His regular-season record as head coach now improves to 20-5 while the Packers take their season total to 7-2, good for first place in the NFC.

They were strong favorites against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10 but needed a defensive stop on the final drive to seal the win. But the job is done and it doesn’t matter how they get over the line.

Packers move into fourth in NFL Spin Zone power rankings

Randy Gurzi has published his weekly NFL Spin Zone power rankings, which sees the Packers move up one position into fourth. That spot previously belonged to the Buffalo Bills.

We saw a lot of performances like this one by the Packers a year ago. In games they were expected to win, they often got stuck in first gear. The important part, however, was that they won the majority of those games. The same was true on Sunday.

No matter how many mistakes they made, they stayed in the game and got it done late in the fourth quarter. Aaron Rodgers led the team down the field with Davante Adams catching the go-ahead touchdown, and the defense then protected the lead.

With the Seattle Seahawks losing for the third time in the past four weeks, Green Bay now sits in first place of the NFC with a tiebreaker advantage over the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have won six in a row but the Packers’ win at the Superdome in Week 3 keeps them ahead in the standings.

New Orleans could now be without Drew Brees due to injury which could have an impact on the race for the number one seed.

With seven games to go, the Packers are in a great position and closing in on another playoff run.