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Week 7: Battle for No. 2 heating up behind perfect Packers

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The San Francisco 49ers vaulted past the Detroit Lions in this week's Power Poll thanks to their victory in Detroit, coming in at No. 4, their highest spot yet. The Super Bowl-champion Green Bay Packers are still in first place, but the battle for second is heating up, with the New England Patriots edging the Baltimore Ravens this week by a single point.

How they voted ...
While the Packers grabbed all nine first-place votes again, Tom Brady has the 5-1 Patriots nipping at their heels. See where our experts rank your team. Expert Rankings ...

» Fan Rankings: Prove the experts wrong

Other notable developments from Week 6:

» The New Orleans Saints' upset at the hands of division rival Tampa Bay cost them dearly, as Sean Payton's club dropped from No. 2 to No. 7.

» The Washington Redskins were another team to suffer a precipitous fall, dropping from No. 10 into a tie for 16th thanks to their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

» Although the bottom three teams remained the same from last week, our nine experts are evenly divided as to the worst team in the league, with the Dolphins, Rams and Colts all receiving three votes.


 

NFL.com Power Poll

Teams ranked Nos. 1 through 32, as voted on by a panel of nine NFL.com and NFL Network experts. Total points based on 32 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 32nd-place vote.
Rank
Previous
Team
W-L
First-place votes
Last-place votes
Points
1
1
Green Bay Packers
6-0
9
-
288
2
5
New England Patriots
5-1
-
-
274
3
3t
Baltimore Ravens
4-1
-
-
273
4
8
San Francisco 49ers
5-1
-
-
252
5
6
San Diego Chargers
4-1
-
-
247
6
3t
Detroit Lions
5-1
-
-
240
7
2
New Orleans Saints
4-2
-
-
231
8
9
Pittsburgh Steelers
4-2
-
-
225
9
7
Buffalo Bills
4-2
-
-
208
10
13t
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4-2
-
-
205
11
11
Oakland Raiders
4-2
-
-
203
12
13t
New York Giants
4-2
-
-
199
13
16
Cincinnati Bengals
4-2
-
-
180
14
18
Atlanta Falcons
3-3
-
-
156
15
15
Tennessee Titans
3-2
-
-
150
16t
12
Houston Texans
3-3
-
-
149
16t
10
Washington Redskins
3-2
-
-
149
18
16t
Chicago Bears
3-3
-
-
147
19
19t
New York Jets
3-3
-
-
138
20
17
Dallas Cowboys
2-3
-
-
129
21
22
Philadelphia Eagles
2-4
-
-
115
22
21
Cleveland Browns
2-3
-
-
88
23t
23
Seattle Seahawks
2-3
-
-
82
23t
24
Kansas City Chiefs
2-3
-
-
82
23t
25
Carolina Panthers
1-5
-
-
82
26
27
Arizona Cardinals
1-4
-
-
53
27
28
Denver Broncos
1-4
-
-
51
28
26
Minnesota Vikings
1-5
-
-
50
29
29
Jacksonville Jaguars
1-5
-
-
43
30
30
Indianapolis Colts
0-6
-
3
25
31
31
St. Louis Rams
0-5
-
3
20
32
32
Miami Dolphins
0-5
-
3
18


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