I think the reason why analysts are having a hard time considering us as #2 (and even more so being better than Green Bay) is that they are rating a team in this order:
1. Passing Offense
2. Passing Defense
3. Rushing Defense
4. Rushing Offense
5. Special Teams
We have a mediocre passing offense, so they immediately assume that teams below us must be better despite the fact that they have lost more games. What I think that ranking misses most, though, is efficiency. We don't turn the ball over, we do get take aways, we score in the red zone, and we force the opponent to kick field goals. That efficiency helps both our offense and defense, and as a result we outscore our opponents on a regular basis. Also by being decent to great in all categories, it allows one part of our team to misfire and the other parts to take up the slack. Some times it is our defense that keeps us in games. In other cases special teams finishes the game for us, or kicks multiple 50 yard field goals in a close game. And of course, our rushing offense is putting up yards and points, and in the cases where that hasn't worked, our passing game has gotten enough points to win. Combine it all, and we win where a great passing team fails.
[ Edited by fryet on Nov 1, 2011 at 7:56 PM ]