NFL Power Rankings: Top 10 After Week Two

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Sep 15, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers grets a pass away in the fourth quarter during the game against the Washington Redskins at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

7. Green Bay Packers:

Aaron Rodgers is nearly god status on the football field. That was one of the most impressive throwing performances I’ve ever seen, and they let off the gas for most of the second half. Had they continued to press forward, I think Rodgers may have had a shot at breaking Norm Van Brocklin’s passing record. If anyone thought the Packers would miss Greg Jennings, Randall Cobb, James Jones and Jordy Nelson are making them forget about it almost immediately. This trio combined for 372 yards and 23 catches to go along with three touchdown catches. This did come against one of the worst secondaries in all of football, but nonetheless, this was a masterful performance. Moving onto the running game, losing Eddie Lacy for a prolonged period of time is really going to hurt. He has the ability to control the game much like Cedric Benson did last year, but another Brandon Meriweather headshot kncoked him out of the game with a concussion. James Starks was explosive filling in for the rest of the game, but I wouldn’t rely on him much, as he is frustratingly inconsistent. The defense also raises some questions, as they struggled a lot in the second half, but a lot of that can be contributed to being a bit more relaxed with the massive lead they had. The Packers aren’y going anywhere, and Aaron Rodgers is making everyone rethink who’s the best quarterback in the NFL, despite everything that Peyton Manning is doing.