Green Bay Packers: 2013 Week 9 NFL Power Rankings (#5)

Last week: 8 (+3)

Record: 5-2

The Packers have blown out the Browns and Vikings over the past two weeks and were especially impressive against the Vikings in Minnesota. Even the final score of 44-31 doesn’t tell how much of a blowout it was as the Vikings needed incredible special teams to even get to that score. The Packers had 26 first downs and didn’t punt once all game, while the Vikings had 15 first downs and 4 punts. They are moving the chains at an 82% rate on the season, as opposed to 72% for their opponent, a differential that is 2nd in the NFL. Their schedule is pretty easy going forward, as they host Chicago, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh and go to the Giants, Lions, Cowboys, and Bears. If they can get healthy, they’ll be sneaky dangerous in the post-season, especially if they can get a first round bye and home field advantage.

Week 8 Studs

QB Aaron Rodgers

RB Eddie Lacy

RB James Starks

WR Jordy Nelson

RG TJ Lang

MLB Jamari Lattimore

Week 8 Duds

SS Morgan Burnett

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