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Packers ranked No. 1 by ESPN

Discussion in 'Packer Articles' started by Travis Duncan, Sep 5, 2012.

By Travis Duncan on Sep 5, 2012 at 10:23 AM
  1. Travis Duncan

    Travis Duncan Cheesehead

    Sep 2, 2011
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is all smiles in the closing minutes of a pre-season win against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field. The Packers beat the Chiefs 24-3. Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

    By Travis Duncan
    Packer Forum writer

    There is confidence among the national media in the Packers.

    The Packers are ranked No. 1 in ESPN's Week 1 NFL Power Rankings.

    1. Packers
    2. Patriots
    3. Giants
    4. 49ers
    5. Texas

    ESPN's NFC East Blogger Dan Granziano writes, "The defense should be better, and a disappointing home playoff loss should only strengthen the resolve of Aaron Rodgers & Co. to get back to the Super Bowl."

    One team which many are high on is the Chicago Bears. Love Smith's team is revamped with a new offensive approach under offensive coordinator Mike Tice, also having acquired wide receiver Brandon Marshall in March and firing offensive coordinator Mike Martz. It was said that Cutler was not allowed to call one offensive audible throughout 2011, and the marriage between Martz and Cutler was sour. The Bears come in at No. 9 on ESPN's rankings.

    Here's where the Packers rank according to various other outlets:

    ProFootballtalk.com's cleverly titled Week Zero Rankings put the Packers in at No. 1 with the Giants, Patriots, Ravens and Texans to follow.

    Fox Sports NFL power rankings arranged by former Ravens head coach Brian Billick, who seems to be having more fun as an NFL commentator than a coach, puts the Packers at No. 3 behind the Eagles and Patriots.

    Billick doesn't say it, but it would appear he's not sold on the Packers defense, like a lot of people.


Discussion in 'Packer Articles' started by Travis Duncan, Sep 5, 2012.

    1. Bogart
      This isn't good.

      Already? We haven't even played a single game and they take us over the 2 Super Bowl teams?

      As much as I hate the Giants, they won the Super Bowl, they respectfully earned the #1 ranking in my eyes. More and more ESPN is turning into E! for sports and tabloid media.
    2. Dan115
      OH NO kiss of death
    3. Croak
      That's OK. The Sporting News picked the Niners for the Super Bowl Championship.
    4. Cheesehead 786
      Cheesehead 786
      The New York Giants allowed more points than they scored last regular season. Yes I know they won the Super Bowl, I'm just saying.

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