Last week in this space, we speculated the Green Bay Packers had such a huge lead in the NFL.com Power Poll, they probably could afford to lose a game and still hold onto the top spot. Little did we know how soon they would prove our point.
How they voted ...
It turns out Green Bay's cushion wasn't quite as comfy as we thought, however.
Last Sunday's upset at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs cost the Packers their unanimous No. 1 status, as a lone contrarian among our panel of nine experts voted the Saints and not the Packers No. 1 this week. In fact, this expert (we won't identify him, but he used to play quarterback for the Redskins and his name rhymes with Heisman) was so soured on Aaron Rodgers & Co. that he saw fit to drop them all the way to the No. 6 spot. (It's a real what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world in which we live.)
Other notable developments from Week 15:
» Both New York teams suffered disappointing losses Sunday, but the experts have the Giants ranked ahead of the Jets in advance of their Big Apple showdown in Week 16. Despite having a better record, the Jets (8-6) dropped four spots after losing to the Eagles, while the Giants (7-7) fell just two places after losing to the Redskins.