The (4-1) Baltimore Ravens stay atop the #1 spot in our rankings after dismantling the (2-3) Denver Broncos 31-17. One of the biggest falls is the (3-2) New Orleans Saints; after losing to the (3-2) Arizona Cardinal, the Super Bowl hangover is happening right before our eyes.
The (3-2) Houston Texans also dropped way down the list, and the (2-3) San Diego Chargers are no longer serious contenders after losing to the (2-3) Oakland Raiders.
RK: Current rank
Green: Up in rankings
Red: Down in rankings
Black: No change
|4-1-0||Has wins over two of the best teams in the league already. (Rob)
|3-1-0||They can only improve on offense with Big Ben back. We know their defense is excellent. (Gene)|
|4-1-0||Huge Monday night win, Holmes will make this team even better. (Rob)|
|3-2-0||Their pass rush is explosive, but their run defense is porous. Peyton Manning is their best shot. (Conoon)|
|5||Giants||3-2-0||They’re rebounding nicely under Coughlin. (Alex)|
|3-1-0||Their blowout game against Miami was not convincing. They still have a terrible defense. Let’s see what they can do against Baltimore. (Conoon)|
|4-1-0||Moving up on the depth charts— starting to put it all together now. (Gene)|
|8||Packers||3-2-0||Rodgers better get healthy. (Alex)|
|9||Saints||3-2-0||Elite teams can overcome their turnovers… this team is no longer elite. (Rob)|
|4-1-0||Mike Martz has a stellar back with Matt Forte. (Alex)|
|11||Eagles||3-2-0||It’s always nice to win with an inferior QB at the helm. (Rob)|
|12||Titans||3-2-0||Knocked out the Cowboys. They are making noise. (Gene)|
|3-2-0||I knew a weak defense would hurt them later in the season, now the offense is affected by it. (Conoon)|
|14||Chiefs||3-1-0||Battled well against Indy. Showing they are for real for the time being. (Gene)|
|15||Redskins||3-2-0||So far the best team in their division. They will be tested against the Colts next week. (Conoon)|
This week’s rankings were based on a poll of our staff writers: Conoon Kim, Gene Winner, Rob Brown, and Alex Bishop.