Football Outsiders has the first edition of its patented and indispensable DVOA rankings up. Seattle posts a seventh overall ranking and 10th each in Offense, Defense and Special Teams. Arizona, San Francisco and Saint Louis rank 14th, 19th and 22nd respectively. Expect both the Cards and the Niners rankings to sag when opponent adjustment is eventually factored in. The only other really interesting thing of note is that in accordance to conventional wisdom defenses ruled this past week. All but eleven teams recorded a negative (and therefore good) defensive showing.
Hawks Wow Lithuanian Judge, Score Three 10s
By John Morgan