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Packers finish first in the PFT Preseason Power Rankings

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Finally, we’re reached the last team in our comprehensive preseason preview.

And the last is the first.  And the first is the Packers.

Check out the full write-up for the reasoning.  Then use the comments and/or the poll pasted below to let us know whether you agree or disagree.

If you agree strongly enough, there could be a share of PFT stock* in it for you.

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14 Responses to “Packers finish first in the PFT Preseason Power Rankings”
  1. bobnelsonjr says: Jul 24, 2012 1:36 PM

    I’ve been waiting to vote the Packers “too low” at number 1 and then you eliminated that poll option.

  2. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jul 24, 2012 1:53 PM

    Ever notice how the #1 team in the preseason never wins the Super Bowl?

  3. taskforcefreddy says: Jul 24, 2012 2:10 PM

    15-1 last year with a draftically improved defense… Should be an interesting year for the green and gold.

  4. tommyribs says: Jul 24, 2012 2:21 PM

    Don’t know how you can be ranked #1, when in the most meaningful game of the year, on your field a 9-7 team comes in and blows your doors off.

  5. pterodonktyl says: Jul 24, 2012 2:33 PM

    to those who think the giants should be #1 because they beat GB last year…guess what folks anyone can beat anyone in one game in the NFL. if the vikings play the patriots 10 times, the patriots are not going 10-0. NY had a great season, made a great run, played a great game in GB. but in the long run GB is an outright better team. baseball is the only sport where you can get a true and clear sense of how teams stack up against each other, such a massive sample set of games. and even then, underdogs win all the time.

  6. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jul 24, 2012 2:35 PM

    Is this the first time a team has had the worst defense in NFL history and then been ranked #1 in the preseason the next year?

  7. patriotwanderer says: Jul 24, 2012 3:04 PM

    tommyribs says:
    Jul 24, 2012 2:21 PM
    Don’t know how you can be ranked #1, when in the most meaningful game of the year, on your field a 9-7 team comes in and blows your doors off.

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    Its called “any given sunday” its what makes football so great.

  8. bobterwilliger says: Jul 24, 2012 3:05 PM

    “Ever notice how the #1 team in the preseason never wins the Super Bowl?”

    Oh, like when the Vikings were supposed to win the Super Bowl in 2010 and the Packers won instead? Somehow, I doubt that situation reverses itself this year.

  9. bryanwenzel says: Jul 24, 2012 3:10 PM

    Hey, it’s an article about Green Bay.

    I KNOW!

    I lame joke about the stock they sold that isn’t stock would be AWESOME!

    That never gets old!

    Seriously. We get it. Do you truly have nothing better to whine about with this organization?

  10. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jul 24, 2012 3:24 PM

    bobterwilliger says:Jul 24, 2012 3:05 PM

    “Ever notice how the #1 team in the preseason never wins the Super Bowl?”

    Oh, like when the Vikings were supposed to win the Super Bowl in 2010 and the Packers won instead? Somehow, I doubt that situation reverses itself this year.
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    Well, Bob, why don’t we just agree that neither team will win the Super Bowl this year? Packers are on the way down and Vikings are on the way up, though.

  11. stavreafavre says: Jul 24, 2012 3:49 PM

    Training camps are just about to begin, so maybe we can take all these preseason power rankings and throw them in the virtual round file. I think the Packers have a good chance to get into the playoffs, and that’s really all you can ask for. Get to the dance, and you’ve got a chance to end up with the Homecoming Queen – unless you’re wearing purple, of course.

  12. nolahxc says: Jul 24, 2012 6:54 PM

    Hard to disagree. I don’t think the Giants were even the 2nd, 3rd or even the 4th best team out of the NFC last year!!

    But they won the Superbowl–and that’s what counts.

    Football in 11 days!! YAY!

  13. dobberdubinsky says: Jul 24, 2012 8:28 PM

    I guess the rankings only take the offense into consideration. This is an abysimal defense which the New York Giants have now exposed. #1, too high, easy call.

  14. manupngrowapair says: Jul 24, 2012 9:13 PM

    I’ve seen very little help on the offensive line, and that seems to be a trademark of Ted Thompson. If it weren’t for Rodgers legs and accuracy, he’d probably suffer even more concussions. As is, the line gave up 41 sacks.

    Last year GB finished 3rd Overall in Offensive production, but 27th Running the ball @ 97 yds/gm. They only had 395 attempts on the season averaging 3.9 yards/carry. IMO, directly tied to poor offensive line play.

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