Originally posted on NBC New York  |  Last updated 12/28/11
Power rankings. You hate them. They’re so arbitrary and pointless, especially when they include all 32 NFL teams. All you want to know after a good week of NFL action is who the bestest team in the NFL right now, and which one is the absolute barrel-scraping worst. That’s why we have TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE NFL, where we go to great lengths to tell you who’s the top dog in football right now, this very minute. LET’S GO! THE TOP: Green Bay Packers You know, if Sean Payton had been a better goal line play-caller in the very first game of the season, the road to the Super Bowl through the NFC easily could have gone through New Orleans. Remember: Drew Brees drove the Saints all the way to the one-yard-line in the season opener against the Packers. Then Payton took the ball out of Brees' hands on the final play, the Saints got stoned at the goal line, and the Packers won by eight points. If the Saints had scored, gotten the 2-point conversion, and then won in overtime, these team ...
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