In case you haven’t heard today, Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks moved the Green Bay Packers from 19th to 3rd in his NFL power rankings based on their performance in the preseason. Let me repeat, based on the performance in the preseason, facing vanilla defenses fielded by teams that don’t care whether they win the game or not.
Here are direct quotes from Banks:
“It’s hard not to be impressed by the midseason form the Packers achieved in August.”
“I know, most preseasons are meaningless, but Green Bay might have been the exception to the rule this year.”