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Power Rankings Rob the New Orleans Saints


Oct 13, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts during the second half of a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints are arguably the best team in the NFL. While the Saints do not have a perfect record, they are a last-second touchdown away from one after a fluky loss to the New England Patriots.

Yet, some rankings, such as the one over at ESPN, only have the Saints as the No. 5 team in the NFL. Check out what Mike Triplett has to say:

"Out of sight, out of mind? The Saints (5-1) fell two spots after their bye week, which is unusual because they fell only one spot after losing in Week 6. But it’s understandable because the new No. 2 Indianapolis Colts and No. 4Seattle Seahawks both had impressive victories in Week 7.A case could be made for putting the Saints ahead of the 6-1 Seahawks, which two voters did. But it’s not necessary at this point. Those two teams will have ample time to jockey for position in the NFC — including a head-to-head matchup on “Monday Night Football” in Seattle in Week 13."

So the Saints lose more spots after a bye week than after a loss. That makes little sense, but hey, now Drew Brees and Co. can play with a chip on their shoulder (if they even pay attention to something as silly as power rankings).

Regardless, we seriously disagree with the ranking. What about you?

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