1. Denver Broncos – Some problems are beginning to show themselves, but the Broncos really turned it up a few notches in the second half to score 38 unanswered in a comeback win over Washington.
2. Seattle Seahawks – It was a puzzling, concerning performance from the Seahawks in St. Louis, but at the end of the day, they came away with another road win.
3. New Orleans Saints – Jimmy Graham made a surprise appearance and was so bothered by the foot injury that he scored two touchdowns.
4. San Francisco 49ers – The 49ers decided to jump-start their offense by allowing Colin Kaepernick to run more often, and the result has been the stud quarterback we saw late last year.
5. Green Bay Packers – Aaron Rodgers simply makes everyone around him better, and now the Packers actually have a running game to give him some support.
6. New England Patriots – The Patriots woke up in the second half to mount a come-from-behind win over the Dolphins in what was a total team effort.
7. Kansas City Chiefs – The Chiefs should feel fortunate to slip past the Browns, who outplayed them most of the day, in Arrowhead.
8. Indianapolis Colts – After a huge win over Peyton Manning and the previously unbeaten Broncos, the Colts enjoyed a week off from action.
9. Cincinnati Bengals – I have no clue who Marvin Jones was until Sunday, when he torched the Jets for more than 100 yards receiving and four touchdowns.
10. Dallas Cowboys – Dallas now knows exactly how New Orleans felt after the New England game last week.
11. San Diego Chargers – The Chargers have played well but know the road ahead isn’t easy with four remaining games against the Broncos and Chiefs.
12. Baltimore Ravens – The bye came at a good time for the Ravens, who had two weeks to try and fix all of the problems on the offensive line.
13. Detroit Lions – Calvin Johnson had a ridiculous day and the Lions roared back for an unbelievable win over Dallas.
14. Miami Dolphins – The Dolphins looked great for two quarters, then fall apart in New England. This is a team heading in the wrong direction.
15. Carolina Panthers – Don’t look now, but the Panthers are above .500 and making a push in the NFC wild card race.
16. Tennessee Titans – A bye couldn’t have come at a better time for a Titans team that has been reeling after a hot start.
17. Houston Texans – See above, minus the hot start. At least Case Keenum gave them a spark for a week.
18. Chicago Bears – See above, as Jay Cutler’s injury could be the final dagger for the Bears’ playoff hopes.
19. New York Jets – We’ve seen this script before: Put Geno Smith up against a good defense and disaster strikes.
20. Arizona Cardinals – The Cardinals are finally giving Andre Ellington more carries and reaping the benefits. He needs to touch the ball 20 times per game.
21. Philadelphia Eagles – I know the Eagles had to turn to their third-string quarterback, but that’s two straight weeks of awful offensive performances at home against divisional opponents that have struggled on defense.
22. Atlanta Falcons – Against a good defense like Arizona, Tony Gonzalez and Harry Douglass just aren’t going to cut it. The Falcons aren’t dead yet, but this team isn’t making the playoffs.
23. Cleveland Browns – Jason Campbell came back from the dead to almost hand the Chiefs their first loss of the season. The Browns might only be a couple players away from a solid team.
24. Washington Redskins – The Redskins imploded after taking a shocking, two-touchdown lead in the second half at Denver. RGIII took a lot of hits and is really struggling with his passing accuracy.
25. Buffalo Bills – Thad Lewis kept things interesting for awhile, but the Bills defense simply gave up too many big plays in the passing game.
26. Pittsburgh Steelers – So much for the Steelers being back after two straight wins. They looked like a team that put all of the energy they had into last week’s game against Baltimore and had nothing left to give in Oakland.
27. New York Giants – It wasn’t pretty, but that’s two straight wins for the Giants. It shouldn’t be brought up, but they are only two games out of first in the division race….
28. Oakland Raiders – The Raiders almost gave it away, but who would have thought they would be in the playoff conversation in November?
29. St. Louis Rams – The Rams terrorized Russell Wilson and outplayed the Seahawks, but turnovers cost them a stunning upset.
30. Minnesota Vikings – The Vikings used to be impossible to run on, but that front seven has fallen on hard times in a hurry.
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – The Bucs looked like they flat-out quit against the Panthers, and that’s on Greg Schiano.
32. Jacksonville Jaguars – Though the game was in London instead of Jacksonville, the Jags technically scored their first touchdown at home this year. Woof.