1. Green Bay Packers (12-0) – It is fair to say that they should go 16-0 at this point. It was unbelievable how quick they went down the field for that winning field goal on Sunday.
2. Baltimore Ravens (9-3) – If they could handle subpar competition, they’d be 12-0. Their three losses have come to Jacksonville, Seattle, and Tennessee.
3. New Orleans Saints (9-3) – I am vaulting them over San Francisco because of how dominant they looked the past two weeks against potential playoff teams in the NFC.
4. San Francisco 49ers (10-2) – They should roll to the number two seed.
5. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-3) – Looking like the number five seed unless the Ravens slip-up.
6. New England Patriots (9-3) – Don’t be surprised if they finish 13-3.
7. Houston Texans (9-3) – Their defense and running game is good enough to carry them to a AFC South title with T.J. Yates under center.
8. Denver Broncos (7-5) – I keep thinking the next week will be the one when Denver finally gets burnt in a close game but it hasn’t happened yet.
9. New York Jets (7-5) – Too high? Look at the 7-5 teams below them.
10. Oakland Raiders (7-5) – Was getting obliterated by the Dolphins an aberration or the sign of a late season meltdown?
11. Dallas Cowboys (7-5) – An absolutely brutal loss to Arizona, means the NFC East is going to be a dogfight.
12. New York Giants (6-6) – There is some pride in losing to Green Bay only by 3, but a loss to Dallas this weekend would be their fifth straight and could be a nail in the coffin to their season, then again a win puts them in the driver’s seat for the NFC East.
13. Atlanta Falcons (7-5) – It has been a disappointing season for Atlanta but if they beat the teams they should, they will end up in the playoffs.
14. Chicago Bears (7-5) – I put them below Atlanta out of anger for Brett Favre rumors starting again.
15. Cincinnati Bengals (7-5) – A humbling loss in Pittsburgh shows the injuries may be too much for this young team to overcome.
16. Tennessee Titans (7-5) – If Chris Johnson is really back, they could be very dangerous down the stretch.
17. Detroit Lions (7-5) – Undisciplined and dirty.
18. Miami Dolphins (4-8) – Imagine if they had won some of those close games early in the year.
19. Seattle Seahawks (5-7) – Sneakily not really that bad of a team.
20. Arizona Cardinals (5-7) – See above.
21. San Diego Chargers (5-7) – Philip Rivers looked like himself for the first time this season last night.
22. Kansas City Chiefs (5-7) – A good defense keeps them competitive, despite Tyler Palko.
23. Buffalo Bills (5-7) – It feels like a hundred years ago that they were the feel good story of the NFL.
24. Philadelphia Eagles (4-8) – A very different 4-8 than the Miami team they are facing this week.
25. Carolina Panthers (4-8) – They are going to give Atlanta everything they can handle this week.
26. Washington Redskins (4-8) – I guess you can’t win with Rex Grossman under center.
27. Cleveland Browns (4-8) – The most boring team in football?
28. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-9) – They shouldn’t be allowed on prime-time for another few years.
29. Tampa Bay Bucs (4-8) – What a disappointing year for the “youngry” Bucs.
30. Minnesota (2-10) – Well Percy Harvin is pretty good…
31. St. Louis Rams (2-10) – Maybe they are the most boring team in football.
32. Indianapolis Colts (0-12) – It is fair to say that they should go 0-16 at this point.