1. New England Patriots (Last Week: #2, +1) – Another week, another Patriots win. Tom Brady gives QBs like Drew Brees hope for productivity into the late 30s.
2. Dallas Cowboys (Last Week: #1, -1) – If the Cowboys are the Goliath of the NFC, the Giants seem to be their David. Rookie QB Dak Prescott had a poor game, but it’s still his show in Jerry’s World.
3. Kansas City Chiefs (Last Week: #4, +1) – In a great showdown of AFC East contenders, the Chiefs were able to outlast the rival Oakland Raiders.
4. Atlanta Falcons (Last Week: #6, +2) – This offense looks absolutely unstoppable right now. Even with Julio Jones out, the Falcons offense absolutely obliterated the Rams defense.
5. Oakland Raiders (Last Week: #3, -2) – Derek Carr is still one of the front-runners for MVP. We’ll see how Oakland responds to a tough loss next week.
6. Seattle Seahawks (Last Week: #5, -1) – Seattle finally didn’t have an answer for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers offense, but the NFC East looks firmly in the grasp of Seattle.
7. Pittsburgh Steelers (Last Week: #8, +1) – Pittsburgh won, but Le’Veon Bell had a historic game against the Bills. Incredible performance.
8. Detroit Lions (Last Week: #9, +1) – The Lions just keep proving the nay-sayers wrong, this time with another win to remain atop the NFC North.
9. New York Giants (Last Week #10, +1) – If the Giants could play ever game as if they were playing the Cowboys, they’d really be a scary team this postseason.
10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Last Week: #12, +2) – Tampa was able to keep pace with the Falcons in the NFC South, but needs some help from other teams with Atlanta still owning the tie-breaker.
11. Miami Dolphins (Last Week: #13, +2) – Miami was able to keep their playoff dreams alive with a late-second win over the Cardinals. Fortunately QB Ryan Tannehill won’t require surgery and should be back soon.
12. Washington Redskins (Last Week: #14, +2) – Captain Kirk continues his second half surge, but the NFC East looks out of reach at this point for the Redskins.
13. Cincinnati Bengals (Last Week: #16, +3) – Just the most recent team to beat up on the Browns.
14. Baltimore Ravens (Last Week: #11, -3) – The Ravens were just not able to take advantage of New England’s special teams miscues.
15. Denver Broncos (Last Week: #7, -8) – Denver’s offense looks almost as bad as Los Angeles’s at this point. At least Denver has a defense.
16. Buffalo Bills (Last Week: #15, -1) – RB LeSean McCoy was virtually nonexistent in the Bills’ loss to Pittsburgh.
17. Green Bay Packers (Last Week: #22, +5) – This is the Packers offense we’ve been waiting for all season! Green Bay was finally able to put their demons with the Seahawks to bed.
18. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: #18, -) – Surprisingly, the Vikings’s offense was able to have a big game as Minnesota beat the Jaguars in Jacksonville.
19. Houston Texans (Last Week: #23, +4) – It might not seem fair considering their place in the standings, but Houston moves up a few spots after a win against the previously-surging Colts.
20. Philadelphia Eagles (Last Week: #17, -3) – It looks like the NFL has finally figured out rookie QB Carson Wentz. It’s time for Wentz and Co. to adjust back to the league.
21. Tennessee Titans (Last Week: #21, -) – Tennessee was able to score just enough on the Denver D to get the win.
22. Indianapolis Colts (Last Week: #19, -3) – Indy wasn’t able to build off a big win last week, but T.Y. Hilton was able to have another solid game.
23. Carolina Panthers (Last Week: #28, +5) – Cam Newton’s postseason dreams are over this season, but the Panthers are finishing strong after a poor start to the season.
24. New Orleans Saints (Last Week: #20, -4) – Unlike their NFC South rival Panthers, the Saints are trending in the wrong direction with another loss, this time to Tampa Bay.
25. Arizona Cardinals (Last Week: #24, -1) – There are many in Arizona already asking for Tony Romo to be their new starter.
26. San Diego Chargers (Last Week: #25, -1) – The Chargers hope of winning the AFC East now look officially gone.
27. New York Jets (Last Week: #26, -1) – It wasn’t pretty, and it wasn’t the most convincing win, but the Jets were able to get a win against the 49ers.
28. Los Angeles Rams (Last Week: #27, -1) – Jeff Fisher is out. Now let’s see if we see a change in the Rams’ “Middle School Offense.”
29. Chicago Bears (Last Week: #29, -) – The Bears were able to remain competitive, but couldn’t get what would have a been a huge win against Detroit.
30. Jacksonville Jaguars (Last Week: #30, -) – Jacksonville remains a huge disappointment.
31. San Francisco 49ers (Last Week: #31, -) – Carlos Hyde is the only bright stop in San Francisco right now.
32. Cleveland Browns (Last Week: #32, -) – Poor, poor Browns.