1. Packers- Green Bay's receiving corps is enough to keep this team atop the NFC for the remainder of the season. Not to make the premature statement of the week, but could this be the team of the '10s already?
2. Ravens- Baltimore's defense looks to be much more consistent than last year, especially in the fourth quarter. Add to that the improved passing game and this team looks primed for a Superbowl appearance.
3. Lions- Detroit may have taken its first loss of the season, but I'd still rather play San Fran than the Lions in the post season. Especially with how great that home field has been working out for them.
4. Saints- New Orleans' loss to Tampa was surprising, but their abandonment of the run is what's holding their offense from being complete. They have the weapons, they just aren't using them properly.
5. Patriots- New England held off a hungry Dallas team this week in a defensive showdown where Tom Brady got to make one more last second touchdown drive. Their D may be the worst in the league, but if you have anything less than a touchdown lead and the ball's in Brady's hands at the end of the game, you still have a great chance of losing.
6. Bills- Buffalo lost a close one to New York this week, but if they keep losing these close games, they could find themselves out of the playoff hunt fast.
7. Chargers- San Diego took the week off and will play the equally unimpressive Jets next week to determine which pre-season favorite is still viable.
8. Texans- Houston's got some injuries, but there's still no excuse for this team to be 3-3 when they have the opportunity to dominate with Peyton on the sideline.
9. Eagles- Philly got a much needed win this week, now if they can keep things looking the way they did against the Skins, they might actually be scaring teams again.
10. 49ers- So what Jim Harbaugh got excited at the end of the game? Schwartz lost his fucking mind when his Lions came back from 20-0 against my Vikings, so suck it Schwartz.
11. Buccs- Tampa really surprised me with their dominant victory over New Orleans this week, taking sole possession of first place in the NFC South. For now...
12. Steelers- Pittsburgh barely held off the Jags this week. That's why they fell with a victory.
13. Raiders- Oakland won a close one over the Browns, but they lost their QB for quite a while. Not that he does a lot, but he hasn't been turning the ball over, unlike Kyle Boller's known to do. Do I dare utter the name Pryor? What about Girrard?
14. Jets- Well, New York finally got the dominant win they've been looking for all year. Sadly it came agains the league's worst team and they still have no power run game.
15. Redskins- Watching Rex Grossman implode AGAIN was pretty fun. Hopefully the Skins can move past it with Beck.
16. Bears- Chicago had as dominant a win as I've seen them have in quite some time this week, but it was against the Vikes. But if their line can keep up the way they did this week, I'll be inclined to give this team a second (well technically third) chance.
17. Cowboys- Dallas has had sparks of brilliance, but they still don't look too threatening to me. With or without Rob Ryan's defense.
18. Giants- Eli played well enough and the running game dominated Buffalo, but I still don't trust this team to do anything but fall apart.
19. Falcons- Atlanta pummeled Carolina and Turner ran for 100+, only reiterating the fact that Ryan only succeeds when the run game is working.
20. Titans- Tennessee had a bye week so I didn't feel right moving them up or down. If they beat Houston this week, you can bet they'll jump though.
21. Bengals- The Bengals pulled a W out of their ass in Indy, but I don't see their impressive 4-2 record lasting visits to Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
22. Panthers- Carolina may have a similar record to last year, but they're a hell of a lot more fun to watch.
23. Browns- Cleveland's stock has plummeted from "coulda been"s to "never was". Sorry Colt, get your team to improve its defense and maybe you'll be taken seriously.
24. Cardinals- Arizona takes a week off as San Francisco does everything they hoped to.
25. Chiefs- Kansas City's off week is much need with all the injuries they've suffered in the early half of the year.
26. Jaguars- Gabbert hasn't looked bad in his first few outings, but Jacksonville needs to get him some reliable targets.
27. Vikings- I didn't think it was possible, but Minnesota looks even worse than they did last year. It's just not as publicized because Favre's not there. Ponder didn't look bad, but I don't think we can win with Frazier. Sorry. If we could move you back to defensive coordinator I would love it, but I don't think that's likely.
28. Rams- St. Louis was the latest victim of Rogers and the Pack, but even so I moved them up because of their trade for Brandon Llyod. This team needs an offensive playmaker like that in their receiving corps and Llyod should have an immediate impact.
29. Broncos- Denver loses Llyod and commits to Tebow as the starter. This is how you drop in ranking during a bye week.
30. Seahawks- Seattle has had its moments, but they still have way too many issues to be taken seriously.
31. Colts- Indy's got a long road ahead and unless they can sneak one past the Jags, Andrew Luck seems to be a lock at this point.
32. Dolphins- Miami looked atrocious out there against New York and that old defense only made New York look better than it actually was.