1. Baltimore – The Ravens jump back to the top thanks to Pittsburgh’s loss in New Orleans.
2. Pittsburgh – Disappointing loss for Pittsburgh, but they will bounce back.
3. New York Jets – Every time you think Mark Sanchez has turned the corner, he plays like he did against the Packers. There is no excuses for that.
4. Indianapolis – Peyton and Co. made quick work of the Texans.
5. New England – The Patriots just continue to win, albeit unimpressively.
6. Green Bay – Give credit to the Packers defense for taking advantage of an ugly effort from the Jets’ offense. Not much to like in this one, but hey, a road win against a good team is a big deal no matter what.
7. Atlanta – Still not sold on the Falcons, but their upcoming schedule will prove me right or wrong.
8. Houston – That was not one of Houston’s better games.
9. Miami – Big road win for the Dolphins, but they need to get their running game going.
10. New York Giants – Tom Coughlin has his troops playing good football, but the loss of Mathias Kiwanuka is big.
11. New Orleans – Now that’s the Drew Brees we all know and love.
12. Minnesota – The Vikings were on the cusp of putting it all together, but cutting Randy Moss is a big mistake that very well could end any playoff hopes.
13. Tennessee – The Titans will really struggle to score without Kenny Britt in the lineup.
14. Kansas City – The Chiefs would have lost Sunday’s game last year.
15. San Diego – It might have been a season-saving win for the Chargers, but can they keep it going?
16. Philadelphia – Can Michael Vick stay healthy? What about DeSean Jackson?
17. Cincinnati – The Bengals are just about out of the playoff race, and things could go south in a hurry.
18. Washington – The McNabb benching is just the latest sign that Mike Shanahan’s days atop the NFL are in the rearview mirror.
19. Tampa Bay – The Bucs just seem to find a way to win, whether it’s the offense or defense leading the way.
20. Chicago – The Bears have to pick up a win this week coming off of a bye against the Bills, but I smell upset.
21. Denver – The Broncos have looked like a completely different team the past two weeks, and not in a good way.
22. Oakland – The lightbulb has come on for the Raiders, who seem intent on entering the playoff discussion.
23. Dallas – Tony Romo or no Tony Romo, the Cowboys should still be able to beat the hapless Jaguars at home with a solid veteran quarterback. That was truly embarassing.
24. San Francisco – The Troy Smith era is off to a good start in the Bay Area.
25. Detroit – Matthew Stafford knew what to do in his first game back from a shoulder injury: throw the ball to Calvin Johnson.
26. St. Louis – It’s amazing how well Sam Bradford has performed despite the lack of talent at the wide receiver position.
27. Arizona – Max Hall and Derek Anderson – what a quarterback tandem.
28. Cleveland – The Browns play hard for Eric Mangini, if nothing else.
29. Jacksonville – It was a big day for David Garrard, who shows enough glimpses of brilliance to reel you in before putting together another terrible performance.
30. Seattle – The Seahawks are so bad, yet have still done enough to hang around in the NFC West.
31. Carolina – Once Buffalo wins a game, the Panthers will find themselves in the cellar of the power rankings.
32. Buffalo – For the second straight week, the Bills fell on the road in overtime.