1. New England Patriots (7-2) – After a brief absence from the top spot, the Pats are once again the best team in the NFL.
2. New York Jets (7-2) – They don’t look good, but they keep racking up wins.
3. Atlanta Falcons (7-2) – Matt Ryan is practically unbeatable at home.
4. Baltimore Ravens (6-3) – It seems like there’s one game every year that the Ravens lose because of a horrible penalty call.
5. Indianapolis Colts (6-3) – Peyton Manning is making Jacob Tamme look like Dallas Clark.
6. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) – The injuries to the offensive line caught up to the Steelers this week.
7. Green Bay Packers (6-3) – Hopefully the bye week allowed this team to get healthy for the second half of the season.
8. New Orleans Saints (6-3) – After a bye week, they’ll continue their quest for a second straight NFC South title.
9. New York Giants (6-3) – The Giants looked like the Cowboys and the Cowboys looked like the Giants this week.
10. Philadelphia Eagles (6-3) – Michael Vick might be the MVP of the NFL.
11. Chicago Bears (6-3) – They play the NFC North teams tough, but look horrible against everyone else.
12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3) – Can this team really hang with the Saints and Falcons? I’m excited to find out.
13. Miami Dolphins (5-4) – A week after losing for the first time on the road, the Dolphins won for the first time at home.
14. Oakland Raiders (5-4) – The Raiders have the division lead going into Week 11. I never thought I would type that this season.
15. Tennessee Titans (5-4) – One catch for 26 yards for Randy Moss. He’ll need to do better than that.
16. San Diego Chargers (4-5) – I wouldn’t bet against the Chargers being the AFC West champions this year.
17. Kansas City Chiefs (5-4) – They desperately need to bounce back at home against the Cardinals this week.
18. Seattle Seahawks (5-4) – They dominated the Cardinals, but Matt Hasselbeck is hurt again.
19. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-4) – As the old saying goes, sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.
20. St. Louis Rams (4-5) – They have a tough test this week when Atlanta comes to town, but the Rams have been excellent at home this year.
21. Houston Texans (4-5) – What a ridiculous way to lose a ball game.
22. Cleveland Browns (3-6) – Another excruciatingly close loss for Cleveland Browns fans.
23. Washington Redskins (4-5) – Well, at least they don’t have to play Michael Vick again this year.
24. San Francisco 49ers (3-6) – Troy Smith appears to be the answer at quarterback.
25. Denver Broncos (3-6) – They clawed their way back into the mix for the AFC West title this week.
26. Minnesota Vikings (3-6) – How much longer will Brad Childress be around?
27. Dallas Cowboys (2-7) – Wow, where did that performance come from?
28. Arizona Cardinals (3-6) – Larry Fitzgerald must be miserable this year.
29. Cincinnati Bengals (2-7) – At least T.O. is playing well.
30. Detroit Lions (2-7) – It’s unbelievable how bad the Lions are on the road.
31. Buffalo Bills (1-8) – They did it! There will be no 0-16 team this year.
32. Carolina Panthers (1-8) – The Panthers will now most likely reside in the cellar for the rest of the year.