After the Raiders pitiful defensive performance last week it is impossible to argue they should be higher, but I am going to do it anyway.
I have seen absolutely nothing from the Rams to tell me they could hang with the Raiders. Their offense is too inept to blow through the holes in the Raiders D, and their defense has struggled. The Cardinals have shown flashes of competency, but not as much as the Raiders. As for the 49ers, well the Raiders just don't seem to match up well at all with them, so they can go ahead and stay in front.