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ESPN Power rankings: Packers at #21?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Veretax, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Veretax

    Veretax Cheesehead

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    ESPN has green bay as #21 in the power rankings.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/powerrank ... 008&week=6


    Wow, are we really that bad? The 12th worst team in the league. I'm not sure I am buying that, although their blurb about us may be evocative. "Injuries, especially on defense, are catching up to the Packers. (KS)"

    What do you guys think, are those rankings realistic? Or are they crap?
     
  2. DoddPower

    DoddPower Nick Perry is watching you, NFL QB's!

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    As of right now, totally realistic.
     
  3. Packerlifer

    Packerlifer Cheesehead

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    The only power rankings that mean a thing is the team's record and position in the standings. As of now we're 2-3 and in second place in the NFC North. One down on where we should be but still in recoverable territory.
    The Giants won the Super Bowl last season without being ranked first by ESPN.
     
  4. mateus

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    im with you on that one!
    the injuries are piling up but it isnt by any means poor team performance as it is a poor team on the field. hopefully the boys get back soon(and i find some way to watch a few games!)
     
  5. packer98

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    We are a poor team and don't plan on being over .500 this year, guaranteed. Inconsistency and individuals that are not suited for NFL positions, as well as a defense that is subpar and can not get ot the QB will be our downfalls.
     
  6. packerbackerinin

    packerbackerinin Cheesehead

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    I think with the way things are going right now this is not that far off. We have the talent to be rated much higher, but they are not putting forth the effort the way they should be. Not seeing enough hustle plays. When was the last time that a linebacker hit someone? This has to change or this is going to be a long 11 weeks. GO PACK GO!!!
     
  7. agopackgo4

    agopackgo4 Cheesehead

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    unfortunatily...We are really that bad.
     
  8. Kendawg

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    I would have to say yes at this point in time. Dropping 3 straight isn't exactly a way to get ranked highly. Injuries are a part of the game, but we haven't been stepping it up.
     
  9. grandtkd23

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    Right now i would say yes #21 is realistic. If you match the Packers against any of the teams ranked above them, at this moment i would pick the majority of those teams to beat us.
     
  10. doughsellz

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    Agreed. 3 consecutive losses will send any team into a spiraling free-fall in any power ranking. The real question is where will GB rank if it loses 3 of the next 4?

    At SEA
    host IND
    At TEN
    At MIN

    The way the D is playing right now winning 2 out of those 4 would be remarkable.
     
  11. Veretax

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    Yes but they have us ranked behind the Vikings? I mean c'mon are we really THAT bad?
     

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