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

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.

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