Packers second in NFL Spin Zone power rankings entering Week 14

Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

December football is here. The Green Bay Packers return from their bye week with five games to play, and there is a lot to look forward to.

As they have in each of the past two seasons, the Packers are on course for the NFC North title and a push for the number one seed in the NFC.

Green Bay didn’t play last week as it was on bye. In NFL Spin Zone’s power rankings for Week 14, the Packers remain in second place.

The only team ahead of the Packers are the NFC-leading Arizona Cardinals, who are one game ahead of Green Bay with five to play. The Cardinals improved to 10-2 with victory over the Chicago Bears last week.

The next highest team in the power rankings from the NFC are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in fifth position.

It sure feels like a three-way race between Arizona, Green Bay, and Tampa Bay for the top seed in the NFC. Remember, since last season, only the top team from each conference earns a first-round bye in the playoffs. That’s due to the addition of a seventh playoff team from each conference. And of course, home-field advantage belongs to the top seed.

Everything is to play for in the final five weeks, and Matt LaFleur’s team could have an opportunity to jump ahead of the Cardinals in both the NFC standings and also these power rankings. If Green Bay can win out, it would only need Arizona to lose one game. The Cardinals still have to play Los Angeles Rams, Dallas Cowboys, and Indianapolis Colts.

Oh, and they also have to play the Detroit Lions, who are on a winning streak!

As the power rankings show entering Week 14, the Packers are well positioned for another strong regular-season record and playoff push this year.