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2022 NFL Power Rankings: Green Bay Packers

Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 4 roundup for the Green Bay Packers in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 7

Aaron Rodgers isn't playing better or worse -- he's playing differently. He's throwing it shorter than ever. He averaged just 3.0 air yards on his completions Sunday against the Buccaneers. That's around half of the NFL average. Consequently, a large portion of his yardage has come after the catch. He's on track to set a career low in average air yards (5.1) and career high in YAC percentage (65%). Perhaps that could change if rookie receiver Romeo Doubs continues to produce.

NFL.com -- Rank: 4

Gossip item: Aaron Rodgers might be finding new love in his wideout room. Rookie fourth-rounder Romeo Doubs hauled in all eight of his targets for 73 yards and a score in a narrow win over the Bucs. If Doubs gains Rodgers' trust, he can become a breakout star overnight. Meanwhile, is Rodgers finally getting his blind-side protector back? David Bakhtiari made another attempt at a return to the Packers lineup, playing 35 offensive snaps in a rotation with Yosh Nijman on Sunday. Bakhtiari was one of the best left tackles in football before suffering a knee injury in practice on Dec. 31, 2020. A return to form would be a massive lift for the entire offense.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 4

They still don't do a lot on offense, but that will come as Aaron Rodgers gets more comfortable with his receivers. The defense impressed in beating Tampa Bay.

USA Today -- Rank: 8

Maybe, like last year, they will reel off a lengthy winning streak in the aftermath of a Week 1 faceplant. The next three are home games against New England and both of New York's finest ... though the Week 5 date with the Giants will occur in London, not Lambeau Field.

The Athletic -- Rank: 8

On their opening two drives, the Packers scored 14 points and gained 146 yards.

On their final nine drives, not including an end-of-game kneeldown, they scored zero points and gained 169 yards.

Still, it was enough to just barely hold on for a difficult win against one of the league's best defenses. As Matt Schneidman writes, this is a Packers team built to win in different ways than the ones we're used to. With David Bakhtiari returning on a limited basis and Elgton Jenkins back, plus the expected jelling of a young wide receiver corps, there's hope for the offense to improve as the season goes on.

The Ringer -- Rank: 3

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense are so far surviving a lack of firepower, due in large part to injuries along the offensive line and a lack of depth and experience at receiver. After a disastrous Week 1 against Minnesota, Rodgers's yards per attempt average and expected points added per dropback average both rank top-10 over the last two weeks. He is juicing all that he can out of a battered offense desperate for playmaking talent and making up for a Green Bay defense that ranks just 17th in yards per play allowed (5.64) so far this season.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 5

It would have been nice if the Packers offense put that Buccaneers game away early, so the defense didn't have to face a two-point conversion in the final seconds. But the Packers were going against a very good Bucs defense. And they got a win that is going to matter a lot when the NFC gets seeded in January.

PFT -- Rank: 4

The defense is playing better, which is good because the offense still needs work.

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