NFL Power Rankings, Week 8: Eagles collapse in fourth quarter during loss to Panthers

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15. Green Bay Packers

When looking at all of the injuries the Green Bay Packers have been dealing with in recent weeks, the bye week couldn’t have come at a better time since the team hopefully took advantage of having Sunday off to see some of their key players earn the extra rest. Back in Week 6, Aaron Rodgers once again showed why he is always considered one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, and the Packers know their best chance of earning a playoff spot will fall on the shoulders of their beloved star.

Even Rodgers has been dealing with injuries of his own after seeing how that leg injury opening weekend made it seem like he would be done for the year, which is why it’s amazing to continue seeing him play on such an elite level. With the bye week officially in the books, Green Bay will prepare next for what should be an epic showdown against arguably the top team the NFC has to offer in the Los Angeles Rams.

Knowing Rodgers, the Packers’ offense will be well prepared for this one since he’s always been the kind of quarterback that seems to thrive in these competitive situations. But most importantly, it will be interesting to see the health status of some of his key weapons on offense since facing the Rams means the team is going to need all of the extra help they can get.