It doesn't take much to change positioning from week-to-week in the NFL. The same goes for SB Nation's NFL Power Rankings after week seven. A 30-point loss is a good way to see your favorite team plummet from close to the pinnacle down to a precarious ledge below.
The Baltimore Ravens went into a bit of a free fall after their 43-13 beatdown at the hands of the Houston Texans this past weekend, earning them a one-way trip down to the eight slot, a far cry from the #2 slot they enjoyed last week. That six spot drop might be considered not too shabby to probably 24 other teams in the league but certainly not good enough for the spoiled Ravens fans, who expect no less than a Lombardi Trophy with their team's name on it come February.
However, the Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans still enjoy bragging rights in their respective conferences, and now even the 4-3 New England Patriots, who lost to the Ravens earlier this season, enjoy a loftier position in the Rankings. Head on over to the article behind this video titled: NFL Power Ranking, Week 8: Falcons Still Flying High, Ravens Tumbling." There you can get to read the justification behind their rankings, including this sweet comment about the Ravens performance this past weekend:
8. Baltimore Ravens (LW: 2, 5-2): I guess Ray Lewis isn't too old to matter after all. Losing Lardarius Webb probably hurts more. I still don't think losing those two had as much to do with last week's 30-point loss to the Texans as a colossal choke job by Joe Flacco.