Packers’ fall in power rankings continues after third straight loss

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers - Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers - Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

It goes from bad to worse for the Green Bay Packers.

They fell short again this week, losing to the Washington Commanders, making it three consecutive defeats for Matt LaFleur’s team.

The Packers now face a daunting matchup against the Buffalo Bills on the road. A fourth straight defeat could effectively end their postseason hopes.

After failing to show up on offense once again and losing a third straight game, the Packers’ drop in the NFL Spin Zone power rankings continues.

Packers down to No. 14 in Week 8 power rankings

In Randy Gurzi’s Week 8 power rankings for NFL Spin Zone, the Packers have fallen to No. 14. And that’s probably a kind ranking based on how poorly they have played not just over the past three weeks, but all season.

“This is the worst start ever under Matt LaFleur and it might not be too easy to turn things around since their defense is struggling and the offense is limited outside of Rodgers and Aaron Jones,” writes Gurzi.

And it also doesn’t help when you look at the upcoming schedule, beginning this week on the road at the Buffalo Bills. Games against the Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, and Philadelphia Eagles are also to come.

If we’re being honest, Green Bay is fortunate to have three wins on the board.

Had Mac Jones been healthy in Week 4, the Packers would probably have lost at home to the New England Patriots. They were also lucky to hold on for victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3.

You can get away with playing poorly while you’re winning. Keep the victories rolling and get things fixed in time for the playoffs.

But when it is loss after loss, the need to get things fixed becomes rather urgent.

Lose next week, and the Packers will be in deep trouble, their playoff hopes hanging by a thread.

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