Packers sixth in Pro Football Focus preseason power rankings

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The Green Bay Packers are sixth in Pro Football Focus’ preseason power rankings.

With the start of the NFL regular season just a few weeks away, Pro Football Focus has released its updated power rankings.

The Green Bay Packers are sixth, which seems about right. They might not enter the season as favorites to win the Super Bowl, but they should be up there.

Interestingly, PFF doesn’t include Green Bay in its top tier of teams in the power rankings. Only five teams make the “True Contenders” tier, and that doesn’t include the Packers.

Instead, Matt LaFleur’s team fits into the next category, which is named “Could be their year”. They are in the same company as the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Cincinnati Bengals, among others.

It’s hard to have too many arguments.

While a case could be made for Green Bay being a little higher, sixth in the power rankings feels about right.

The positives for this team include a defense good enough to rank inside the top five. That immediately helps the Packers’ Super Bowl chances.

Then there is Aaron Rodgers coming off back-to-back MVP seasons, an excellent running back duo, and a solid offensive line.

But there are also plenty of questions. Do the Packers have enough at wide receiver and tight end? Will David Bakhtiari return this season and get back to his best? Can the offensive line continue to play at a high level?

For those reasons, it’s fair to have some concerns ahead of the 2022 season.

For the Packers to end their Super Bowl drought, they will need Rodgers to quickly build a connection with his receivers to ensure the offense continues to play at a high level. The defense will need to reach its potential and shut down top offenses.

Green Bay might not be favorites, but it’s possible those things happen and this team goes all the way in 2022.