1. New England (9-0) Nothing to say here.
2. Dallas (8-1) Looking strong for the top seed in the NFC, though Green Bay is playing well too.
3. Pittsburgh (7-2) A top-five offensive and defensive team and Ben Roethlisberger is playing as well as any QB in the league. The special teams could be a downfall if not fixed.
4. Indianapolis (7-2) If Freeney is indeed out for four weeks, the Colts could be in trouble.
5. Green Bay (8-1) And to think, Brett Favre was actually thinking about retirement.
6. Jacksonville (6-3) Found a way to win two of three without Garrard, who should be back this week.
7. N.Y. Giants (6-3) There's just something missing with Eli Manning.
8. Tennessee (6-3) Teams are forcing Vince Young to throw on them. He has precious few receivers to get the ball to.
9. San Diego (5-4) Philip Rivers needs to play better.
10. Cleveland (5-4) The Browns are better, but not ready to handle the big boys yet.
11. Detroit (6-3) Stumbled in the desert last week.
12. Seattle (5-4) Still need to play better on the road.
13. Tampa Bay (5-4) The bye came at a perfect time for a banged-up team.
14. Washington (5-4) This is a Jekyl and Hyde team to be sure, but so are a lot of teams in the teens.
15. Buffalo (5-4) The win streak ends this week at New England.
16. Arizona (4-5) This team could make a push for the playoffs in the second half.
17. New Orleans (4-5) All the momentum they acquired by winning four in a row was lost last week.
18. Philadelphia (4-5) Is the old Donovan McNabb back?
19. Denver (4-5) Dominated the Chiefs without Larry Johnson.
20. Chicago (4-5) Don't count the Bears out in the NFC just yet.
21. Kansas City (4-5) Johnson's out and they now have big trouble at QB. Not a good sign.
22. Houston (4-5) Should finally get Andre Johnson back.
23. Carolina (4-5) John Fox has to be on the hot seat. Bill Cowher anyone?
24. Cincinnati (3-6) Two of three wins have come against the Ravens.
25. Baltimore (4-5) Remember when people thought the Ravens were still good?
26. Atlanta (3-6) Believe it or not, the Falcons have won two in a row.
27. Minnesota (3-6) In trouble without Adrian Peterson.
28. Oakland (2-7) If they combined both teams on the Bay, they still wouldn't have a QB.
29. San Francisco (2-7) Putrid offense.
30. St. Louis (1-8) Starting to get healthy.
31. N.Y. Jets (1-8) Only hope of another win comes against Miami.
32. Miami (0-9) Challenging for the spot of the worst team in history.