Backing the Packers: ATL's Power Poll entry


It's hard to get 13 analysts to agree on anything. That's why it's surprising all 13 panelists in our Power Poll picked the Houston Texans as the No. 1 team in the land.

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The Atlanta Falcons' three victories have been just as impressive as the Texans', if not more. The San Francisco 49ers have a better overall roster than the Texans but their loss to the Minnesota Vikings moved them down two spots. I'm one of the voters, so I can't really argue with how it all turned out.

It's more interesting to see the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots, preseason favorites, remain in the top eight despite being 1-2. Everyone still expects them to be there at the end of the year. Despite a 1-2 start, both teams should be higher. Voters really think the Arizona Cardinals have a better overall team?

This also was the week when the bottom fell out for the New Orleans Saints. That's what happens when you go 0-3 against three teams that are 0-6 combined when they aren't facing you. Yikes.

Here are my Power Poll votes, available for your ridicule:

1. Texans
2. 49ers
3. Patriots
4. Ravens
5. Falcons
6. Giants
7. Packers
8. Cardinals
9. Seahawks
10. Eagles
11. Steelers
12. Bears
13. Bengals
14. Chargers
15. Cowboys
16. Broncos
17. Jets
18. Vikings
19. Lions
20. Bills
21. Panthers
22. Chiefs
23. Saints
24. Buccaneers
25. Rams
26. Redskins
27. Titans
28. Colts
29. Dolphins
30. Raiders
31. Jaguars
32. Browns

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