They started 8-1 that season.
The top spot appears within the Packers' grasp heading into their "Monday Night Football" game against the Chicago Bears (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET). The No. 1 team last week, New Orleans, lost for the first time this season, falling in overtime to the 10th-ranked Atlanta Falcons. The third-ranked Houston Texans also lost.
The Packers, ranked second last week, can get to 3-0 for the first time since 2007 by beating the Bears.
The chart shows how ESPN.com's four voters -- me, John Clayton, Paul Kuharsky and James Walker -- ranked teams last week. Red lettering reveals which teams lost in Week 2. These are not new rankings. Those come out Tuesday.
The reckoning: Four games featured lower-ranked teams beating higher-ranked teams:
(31) St. Louis 30, (14) Washington 16: This victory was no fluke. The Rams held the important statistical advantages. They held the Redskins to one third-down conversion in 10 tries.
(26) Seattle 27, (13) San Diego 20: Two return touchdowns from Leon Washington allowed Pete Carroll to shrug off the blunder Seattle made in running out of time at the San Diego 1 before halftime.
(17) Dallas (27, (3) Houston 13: This was the Texans' big chance against the team they hear too much about. A trip to Oakland and two home games should help from here.
(10) Atlanta 27, (1) New Orleans 24: So much fun when one division has two upper-tier teams. This marks two rough games for the Saints' Garrett Hartley, however.
Still to play: "Monday Night Football" featuring the Bears and Packers.
My early favorite for the No. 1 spot: Green Bay, but let's see how that game plays out at Soldier Field.