NFL Power Rankings: Playoff picture takes shape before Week 12
By Will Lomas
10. Green Bay Packers (-2)
Normally a loss to a quality team isn’t a reason to knock a team like the Packers, but it is how they lost. Aaron Rodgers had nearly 30 seconds in a goal to go situation at the end of the game with a running clock. Instead of trying to get two plays out of that, he let the clock run down for a long time, settled for a shot in the back of the endzone, and then a tie. That was a loser play.
On top of that, the team just didn’t play crisp at all and they are 2-2 in their last 4 games with wins over the mighty Jags (by 4 points) and the San Francisco 49ers. They are getting more credit for their record than their recent history.
9. Baltimore Ravens (-4)
The Ravens looked great through three-quarters today, but when the Titans finally started to get settled in, they got worked over and run over by a team that wanted it more.
We all know that Lamar Jackson doesn’t look nearly as dynamic this year, but there is someone I want to talk about on that offense. J.K. Dobbins looks like lighting on two feet whether he is running or catching, and the rookie from Ohio State looks like he is going to be part of what might be the fastest QB/RB/WR trio in the NFL with Lamar Jackson, J.K. Dobbins, and Hollywood Brown.
This team is still scary, but they just don’t match up well against a physical Tennessee Titans offense.