NFL.com did not mince words regarding the Green Bay Packers in their latest rendition of the Power Rankings. The Packers fell to the 18th spot in the most updated rankings, four ticks below where they sat heading into Week 5. Eric Edholm, the lead draft writer for NFL.com, put Monday’s loss squarely on the shoulder of Green Bay quarterback Jordan Love.
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“Love really struggled to connect with his receivers most of the night and finished with three back-breaking interceptions.” Edholm continued, “The most concerning part: The ball never came close to reaching Love’s intended target on any of the three picks; they were just poor decisions and/or throws.”
Love was terrible, finishing the night 16-of-30 for 182 yards and three interceptions against a susceptible Las Vegas Raiders secondary. Edholm praised the Packers’ defense, and rightfully so. They forced a turnover of Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo while sacking him three times. The defensive unit also kept 2022 rushing champ Josh Jacobs in check for most of the night. He took 20 carriers for just 69 yards but did score the go-ahead touchdown.
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At 18, the Packers trail just the Cincinnati Bengals (15) for the lowest-ranked 2-3 squad. The New York Jets (19), Houston Texans (21), Los Angeles Rams (22), Tennessee Titans (23), Las Vegas Raiders (24), and Washington Commanders (29) are also 2-3.
The Green Bay Packers will be enjoying a much-needed Bye Week this Sunday. The Packers will have extra time to prepare for their Week 7 tilt at Denver against the 1-4 Broncos. The schedule remains relatively straightforward. After facing the Broncos on the road, the Packers will head home for back-to-back games against the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams. Green Bay enters a significant stretch in its schedule as late November and early December provide little wiggle room. They face the Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Chargers, and Kansas City Chiefs from Week 11 to Week 13.