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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 23:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers attempts the pass against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on October 23, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 23: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers attempts the pass against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on October 23, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)
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The only ranking that should matter is 7-0, but there are advanced stats available anyway just to prove that the Green Bay Packers record isn't due to luck or some factor other than awesomeness.

NFL Power Rankings, Week 8: Saints Surge Up To Second Spot - SBNation.com. Would even a single loss knock them from the top spot? If the Saints are No. 2, then how could the Packers fall below them?

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 7 DVOA Ratings. For the first time this season, the Packers moved to the top of FO's rankings. After the run defense was ran over by Adrian Peterson, it's now ranked slightly below average, which is where the pass defense has been ranked for a while.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 7 Quick Reads. Aaron Rodgers is usually ranked in the top 5, but this week he was ranked as No. 1. While Rodgers shined, it was a bad week overall. A lot of quarterbacks had very bad weeks.

NFL - Week 7 Total QBR Leaders - ESPN. ESPN's advance rankings don't love Rodgers as much as Drew Brees or Matt Schaub because Rodgers was sacked more. Whatever.