ATL's Power Poll: Green Bay Packers among elite


The Green Bay Packers are back. I've seen enough from quarterback Aaron Rodgers and company to put them back in the top four of ATL's entry of the weekly Power Poll, even ahead of their impressive division rivals in Chicago.

The Bears are legitimate Super Bowl contenders. Heck, we have six NFC teams on our list before the third AFC team. But I do my Power Poll based on what team I would pick on a neutral field right now. The Packers get the nod over the Bears despite that great Chicago defense.

Looking at the full Power Poll, I see big discrepancies in my ranking of the Atlanta Falcons, San Diego Chargers, and Miami Dolphins. The Falcons haven't played a good game in four weeks. They should be in the mix of contenders, but neither side of the ball is dominant. The Chargers' three wins came against bottom-five teams on this list. The Dolphins have played like a team ready to steal the No. 6 spot in the AFC playoffs.

ATL's entire list is below. You can see all 13 analysts picks right here.

1. New York Giants

2. San Francisco 49ers
3. Houston Texans
4. Green Bay Packers
5. Chicago Bears
6. New England Patriots
7. Atlanta Falcons
8. Seattle Seahawks
9. Baltimore Ravens
10. Denver Broncos
11. Minnesota Vikings
12. Miami Dolphins
13. Philadelphia Eagles
14. Washington Redskins
15. Pittsburgh Steelers

16. New York Jets
17. Dallas Cowboys
18. New Orleans Saints
19. St. Louis Rams
20. Arizona Cardinals
21. San Diego Chargers
22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
23. Detroit Lions
24. Indianapolis Colts
25. Cincinnati Bengals
26. Carolina Panthers
27. Tennessee Titans
28. Buffalo Bills
29. Cleveland Browns
30. Oakland Raiders
31. Jacksonville Jaguars
32. Kansas City Chiefs