Week 7 is in the books, and so too are our power rankings. I promise no mention of the quarterback who-shall-not-be-named and his fourth-quarter heroics in Florida. I do promise a mention of the biggest arguments concerning last week's rankings.
Think You Can Do Better?
The biggest complaint: How the No. 4 Saints could be above the No. 5 Niners and No. 12 Bucs, when Tampa Bay had just beat New Orleans, only one week after a resounding loss in San Francisco.
Not to get to mathematical on ya, but this essentially was our commenters' theorem:
SF > TB and TB > NO, therefore SF > TB > NO. Problem is, however, it's not that cut and dried -- and I failed pre-calculus at Jesuit.
The Saints are still the best of the three, which should've been revealed in Sunday's 55-point shellacking of the Colts. Curtis Painter or no Curtis Painter, 62-7 is 62-7. All of those pining for the Bucs to be ranked higher had to be disappointed with their outing in London. Earnest Graham's injury only makes the situation worse.
Meanwhile, we saw a running back beat a team by himself, one of the weirder stat lines in recent memory, and fans in Arizona wondering if the Kurt Warner era had been just a dream. As always, bring it with the dissension ...