Packers Vault to 7th in AP Rankings

WR Jordy Nelson (Brett Davis/USP)

With Green Bay knocking off the Texans, Atlanta replaced Houston atop The Associated Press' power rankings.

The Green Bay Packers moved from No. 12 to No. 7 in The AP Pro32 rankings.

The Atlanta Falcons, the NFL's lone undefeated team at 6-0, vaulted to the top spot. The Giants are second, Ravens are third and the Texans fell three spots to No. 4 after losing to Green Bay.

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Here are the voters' comments about the Packers:

Chris Berman (ESPN, 5) — So ... THAT'S the team that went 15-1 a year ago.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 7) — When they protect Aaron Rodgers, he can light it up against anyone.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 8)

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 6) — I laugh at people who question and criticize reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers ... Really?

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 7) — J.J. Watt mocked Aaron Rodgers with a "championship belt" pose after a sack, but it was Rodgers who got the last laugh. The last six laughs, actually. His half dozen TD passes gave Green Bay a much-needed lift after a week's worth of locker room tumult.

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 10) — Aaron Rodgers has already been sacked 23 times through six games this season. He was sacked only 36 times all of last year.

Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 7) — Nope, I don't mind that the Packers have three wins. What matters is what they did to Houston: They proved they're on their way back.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 4) — Folks, that's the Aaron Rodgers who ran away with the league's MVP award last season.

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 7) — The 42 points on the Texan defense was a statement. The Packers looked like the team that went 15-1 last year and just like the Patriots they better not slide back.

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 7) — That is the Packers team and QB we all expected to see in 2012. Some defensive injuries will hurt but if No. 12 keeps playing like he did Thursday night vs. the Texans, WATCH OUT!

Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 9) — Shhhhh.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 7) — Their record says they are 3-3, but their fans say they should be 5-1. Hard to argue.


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