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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Green Bay Packers

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Green Bay Packers rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 12 roundup for the Packers in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 4

Be thankful for: This version of Aaron Rodgers. Yes, they blew a 28-14 lead to the Colts, but that wasn't a panic loss. They had a special-teams turnover, a fumbled snap, a fourth-and-1 fail and a Marquez Valdes-Scantling fumble in overtime. A lot of things had to go wrong for the Packers to lose in overtime by a field goal to a quality opponent. The Packers are still 7-3 and have the league's third-best offense. Rodgers now has 29 touchdowns and four interceptions and is averaging 8.2 YPA. He's also delivering beauties like this every week. Take a deep breath, Packers fans. Green Bay is still on the short list of Super Bowl contenders in the NFC.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 5

The defense has to be better. They give up way too many yards on the ground.

USA Today -- Rank: 7

Green Bay fans have a pretty lofty reputation, so we'll presume it was deranged fantasy owners making death threats to WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling after his backbreaking overtime fumble Sunday. Sickening.

ESPN -- Rank: 4

What they're thankful for: A salary-cap magician

The Packers are facing perhaps their most difficult offseason in terms of managing the salary cap and cash spending, but fortunately they have one of the most respected capologists in the NFL in director of football operations Russ Ball. He has almost always made it so the Packers never had to release a player simply for salary-cap purposes rather than performance. The lowered salary cap for 2021 -- combined with the megadeals for Kenny Clark and David Bakhtiari -- ensures that Ball, along with GM Brian Gutekunst, are going to have to get creative again. -- Rob Demovsky

NFL.com -- Rank: 5

Sunday's 34-31 loss was the type that makes you wonder about the Packers. Green Bay took a 14-point lead into halftime against the Colts, then watched it all slip away in an avalanche of unforced errors. Marquez Valdes-Scantling wore the goat horns for the overtime fumble that set up Indy's game-winning field goal, but this defeat had many fathers. The tackling on defense was poor, and an offense that piled up 28 points by halftime completely shut down in the second half, managing a single field goal to force overtime in the final seconds of regulation. The Packers have yet to beat a team that entered the game with a winning record, and it's fair to wonder if Green Bay is simply a cut below the true behemoths of the league.

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