1. Baltimore Ravens (6-2) – The Ravens are 4-0 at home and after beating a solid Miami Dolphins team,
2. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2) – Big win on the road in Cincy to keep pace with the Ravens atop the AFC North.
3. New York Giants (6-2) – The Giants took control of the NFC with a 41-7 beat-down of the Seattle Seahawks.
4. New England Patriots (6-2) – A disappointing loss for a team that was previously playing like the best team in the NFL.
5. New York Jets (6-2) – Yes, the Jets picked up a win, but you have to be worried about their lack of offense.
6. Atlanta Falcons (6-2) – They are probably the best home team in the NFL this year.
7. Green Bay Packers (6-3) – The Packers did some good things against the Cowboys, but the Cowboys are a mess this year. We’ll see how they do after their bye week.
8. New Orleans Saints (6-3) – Another big win for the Saints over the lowly Panthers. The question is whether or not they can play this well consistently after their bye week.
9. Tennessee Titans (5-3) – Can Randy Moss step in and replace the injured Kenny Britt, who was becoming the Titans’ go-to receiver before his injury?
10. Philadelphia Eagles (5-3) – Michael Vick is good. Really good.
11. Indianapolis Colts (5-3) – Austin Collie is injured again. How many more injuries can this team withstand before they implode?
12. Oakland Raiders (5-4) – Jacoby Ford had a breakout game at the perfect time for the Raiders.
13. Kansas City Chiefs (5-3) – Are the Chiefs a good enough team to bounce back from this loss, or will they crumble under pressure and adversity?
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-3) – I was surprised the Bucs weren’t able to complete the fourth quarter comeback in Atlanta. The fourth quarter is where this team makes its living.
15. San Diego Chargers (4-5) – Just when everyone had written them off, here come the Chargers.
16. Miami Dolphins (4-4) – Strange statistic of the week: The Dolphins are 4-1 on the road and 0-3 at home.
17. Chicago Bears (5-3) – They needed that win in Toronto against the Bills to stop the bleeding.
18. St. Louis Rams (4-4) – Can this team hang tough, or will they end up regretting not signing Randy Moss?
19. Houston Texans (4-4) – This team seems destined to be 8-8. They just can’t handle the pressure of winning yet.
20. Cleveland Browns (3-5) – Colt McCoy, Joe Thomas, Joshua Cribbs and Peyton Hillis give the Browns a dynamic young offense.
21. Minnesota Vikings (3-5) – That win saved Brad Childress’s job, not that that’s a good thing necessarily.
22. Washington Redskins (4-4) – Donovan McNabb vs. the Eagles, Part 2 will take place on Monday night. How will he play after being benched in the fourth quarter of his last game?
23. Seattle Seahawks (4-4) – I thought the Seahawks were supposed to have a good defense?
24. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-4) – Not many people are giving the Jags a chance at the playoffs. A win this week against the Texans would go a long way towards earning respect.
25. Arizona Cardinals (3-5) – Looks like Max Hall wasn’t the answer at quarterback for the Cardinals.
26. Detroit Lions (2-6) – Will Matthew Stafford ever be 100% healthy?
27. Cincinnati Bengals (2-6) – Tough home loss puts their playoff hopes on life support.
28. San Francisco 49ers (2-6) – Game two of the Troy Smith era will be a big one against the division leading St. Louis Rams.
29. Denver Broncos (2-6) – With no running game to speak of, one has to wonder why the Broncos traded Peyton Hillis before this season.
30. Dallas Cowboys (1-7) – This team clearly doesn’t want to play football right now.
31. Carolina Panthers (1-7) – Two rookie quarterbacks will have to step up and lead the Panthers for the rest of the season after Matt Moore’s injury.
32. Buffalo Bills (0-8) – Another costly interception cost the Bills in another close loss.