2017 NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Rams climb after shutting out Cardinals in London

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21. Green Bay Packers (13)

It’s only been one week, and already the Green Bay Packers are missing Aaron Rodgers like crazy when looking at how much Brett Hundley struggled at times in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints during a game that easily could have been won. Sure, Hundley looked effective at times using his legs, but when seeing the Packers quarterback complete just 12 of 25 passes for 87 yards to go along with an interception, it’s already obvious how much Rodgers is going to be missed on this offense.

With a trip of weapons to work with in the passing game led by Jordy Nelson, most quarterbacks would do anything to be part of a system like Rodgers had in Green Bay. And even though Hundley is young and inexperienced, it’s still frustrating to see him struggle the way he did against New Orleans since he had all week to work with the offense.

The Packers were hoping to see Hundley keep this team in the playoff hunt despite the loss of Rodgers, but if Sunday’s game is any indication of what to expect, it’s tough to imagine that happening. As bad as it sounds, if the Packers end up being out of contention earlier than expected, at least Rodgers won’t feel the pressure to recover quick enough to play this year.