Highlighted by Miami's overtime upset at Green Bay, another six road teams won last Sunday, and I've always thought road wins were a pretty good indicator of a division's strength. So far this season, the road team has won 39 of 90 games, or 43.3 percent of the time. That's up just a tick from 2009's total road winning percentage (110-146, 43.0), and if the trend holds, would represent the fourth consecutive year that number rose.
No division is getting it done on the road more so than the AFC South, where Tennessee improved to 3-0 away from home by blowing out Jacksonville 30-3 on Monday night. The division is 8-3 on the road, with Houston (2-0), Indianapolis (2-2) and the Jaguars (1-1) all being .500 or better.
After the AFC South, it's the AFC East (7-3, with the Jets and Miami both at 3-0), NFC East (6-4, with Philly at 3-0) and NFC South (6-5, with Tampa Bay at 2-0) getting it done as visitors. That figures, because in some order, those are the four best divisions in the NFL.
To no surprise, the four divisions under .500 on the road are the AFC North (5-7, with Cleveland 0-3), NFC North (3-9, with Detroit 0-4), NFC West (2-9, with San Francisco 0-3) and AFC West (2-11, with San Diego 0-4).
See, there is some rhyme or reason to the NFL's curious 2010 season after all. Now on to this week's rankings...
NFL Power Rankings, Week 7