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NFL Week 7 Team Rankings: Texans, Saints, Packers and More

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I know you must be curious about who gets to be the top dog this week, so here are your week eight rankings.

The New Number One
After demolishing a team that was ranked inside the top-ten last week, the Houston Texans leapfrogged into the top spot. Schaub was able to pick apart the Titans' defense despite not having Andre Johnson to throw to, and Arian Foster just went plain nuts on Tennessee's butts. After the loss, the Titans fell all the way from 8th to 18th. The Texans get the Jaguars next week while the Titans get a cushy bounce-back game against the Colts.

The Old Number One
Did the Ravens really lose to the Jaguars on Monday, or are my eyes deceiving me? The Ravens shied away from the running game despite the game being close, and Flacco's shoulders can only hold so many perched birds. Anquan Boldin was targeted a whopping 12 times, but he only managed to haul in four balls for forty yards. Maurice Jones-Drew kept the ball out of the Ravens' hands, leading to a ugly game that a rare few enjoyed watching. The Ravens have a lucky draw in week eight, as they get to face the lowly Arizona Cardinals in Baltimore.

Other Notes and Fun Facts

  • While Green Bay's defense didn't show me much against a rookie quarterback, Aaron Rogers looked absolutely dominant. He looked like he could have hit a penny from twenty yards the way he was throwing, and I don't think there's any question that he's the best quarterback in football.
  • The Saints are going to give the Packers a run for their money, and they showed everyone that losing Peyton Manning hasn't caused all of the Colts' problems this year. 
  • I absolutely love that Cleveland moved down five spots despite a win. As a Pacific Northwest resident, I was forced to watch the 6-to-3 monstrosity, and Cleveland may be the worst 3-3 team of all time.
  • As far as the rankings go, make sure to keep an eye on the Patriots and Steelers matchup this week. The teams are ranked back-to-back in the top-10, and it's entirely possible a victory could mean the top ranking.

Now, without further to do, here is your precious data.


RANKTEAMLAST WKGWPOpp GWPO RANKD RANK
1HOU50.670.5135
2 NO70.640.50411
3 GB40.640.48226
4DAL20.630.5268
5 PIT30.610.48710
6 NE60.590.52131
7BAL10.580.53153
8NYG100.560.47822
9 PHI110.550.50918
10DET90.550.46172
11 SD130.540.461214
12BUF140.530.511020
13NYJ150.530.53234
14WAS120.530.51226
15CHI180.510.50217
16 SF170.510.49189
17CAR220.490.51530
18TEN80.490.521125
19CIN190.490.451424
20OAK160.470.511613
21JAC210.470.55321
22STL230.440.582812
23DEN200.420.512917
24MIA270.420.522428
25MIN240.420.492523
26ATL290.410.492621
27ARI260.410.491327
28 KC310.410.482719
29IND280.390.511932
30CLE250.390.443015
31 TB300.370.492029
32SEA320.360.483116


TEAMOPASSORUNSR%OINT%OFUM%DPASSDRUNSR%DINT%PENRATE
Avg6.4412.92.16.4572.90.43
ARI6.3473.81.47.3551.90.56
ATL5.7393.21.17.2573.70.44
BAL6.0372.42.25.0622.90.40
BUF6.8453.40.07.6525.40.36
CAR7.6453.60.37.5522.00.58
CHI6.2402.60.66.3592.80.45
CIN6.3432.50.35.5571.00.39
CLE4.9401.60.65.6572.40.41
DAL7.5413.51.65.8623.20.42
DEN5.5393.62.16.9621.50.35
DET6.4341.50.35.2643.90.53
GB8.8411.71.17.0534.80.32
HOU7.7402.20.35.6583.40.41
IND5.6431.43.27.8511.30.29
JAC4.3373.21.25.6623.00.34
KC5.8384.11.77.0555.60.45
MIA5.8393.41.37.2541.00.31
MIN5.5431.90.66.8552.30.49
NE8.5503.40.67.9533.40.44
NO7.7492.70.76.1551.60.30
NYG7.9382.61.36.3543.30.42
NYJ5.9372.62.25.8575.00.45
OAK6.5434.70.96.0552.40.65
PHI7.2495.11.96.5553.80.40
PIT7.3442.51.74.9560.90.43
SD7.1454.10.96.0573.60.39
SF5.8391.21.46.0643.30.53
SEA4.8352.91.86.8652.90.46
STL4.9381.32.16.7522.10.46
TB5.9453.60.67.5562.90.55
TEN6.6312.80.76.2542.80.53
WAS6.2464.61.46.0572.60.36