NFL.com: No. 4
Last Week: No. 7
"“Statement game from the Steelers on the first stanza of Monday night’s double-dip. Please allow for us to spotlight one player: DeAngelo Williams. The dude is absolutely amazing. He rushed for 143 yards, including 73 in the fourth quarter, and pulled off the sickest move between two defenders you’ll ever see. What a pro. Meanwhile, part of being a powerful team is winning with depth, thus the leapfrog over the Seahawks.” -Elliot Harrison"
With the Panthers and Cardinals both suffering defeat in Week 1, they suffered quite the steep decline on the power rankings, dropping below Pittsburgh into the No. 6 and No. 7 positions. The Steelers also managed to pull ahead of Seattle due to their subpar performance against a subpar team like the Dolphins, as Harrison justified above.
Harrison also heaped tons of praise on DeAngelo Williams, and rightfully so. At 33 years old, Williams absolutely stole the show (also got to give credit to the Offensive Line) with 143yds rushing and 2 touchdowns. Be sure to check out that nifty move that Harrison has kindly linked us to above if you haven’t seen it; I’ve watched it about 15 times already and it’s one of the better moves you’ll ever see.
Personally, I think Harrison may have been a bit tough on the Cardinals and Panthers. Sure, they both lost games to teams they probably should have beat, but at the same time, the Broncos have the best defense in football and the Patriots are coached by the best coach in football. Not sure if that justifies dropping five spots, but maybe that’s just because everyone above them now won. I suppose that is a bit fair. Still, Steelers definitely deserved to be boosted up.