2017 NFL Power Rankings Preseason Week 2: Los Angeles Rams take major step forward

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4. Green Bay Packers (6)

As expected, Aaron Rodgers didn’t even dress for the first game of the preseason for the Green Bay Packers against the Philadelphia Eagles, and he didn’t even need to after the team cruised for the 24-9 win. In fact, when looking at the high level of play that Rodgers has been on ever since he took over the starting role back in 2008, the Packers could easily sit out the remainder of the preseason and be just fine for Week 1.

Every year, Rodgers is always one of the early favorites to win MVP, and rightfully so when looking at the numbers he’s displayed over the years with Green Bay. Even in the middle of last season when all hope seemed lost for the Packers making the playoffs, Rodgers rallied the troops to win out for the rest of the season while taking home the NFC North title in the process thanks to the late collapse of the Detroit Lions.

There aren’t many players who can say they managed to throw 109 touchdown passes and just 20 interceptions in a three-year span, but Rodgers certainly can when looking at his statistics dating back to the 2014 season. Assuming Rodgers remains healthy, expect the Packers to make another run at a trip to the postseason for the ninth year in a row.