1. Seahawks (10-1; last week No. 1): Now that Percy Harvin is back, maybe he can play cornerback.
2. Saints (9-2; No. 4): Forget the playoffs. The NFC’s berth in the Super Bowl hinges on whether the Saints can win next Monday night in Seattle.
3. Panthers (8-3; No. 5): Ryan Kalil may have been only one year too early with that ad he bought before last season.
5. Broncos (9-2; No. 2): Maybe Jim Irsay was right.
6. Chiefs (9-2; No. 3): The paperwork may say Clark Hunt, but the Chargers own the Chiefs.
7. Bengals (7-4; No. 8): The team that has gone 23 years since its last playoff win may soon have a new streak that lasts only a week.
8. 49ers (7-4; No. 9): Aldon Smith returned a few weeks ago, but he’s finally back.
9. Cardinals (7-4; No. 10): It’s quite possible that the Steelers “retired” a two-time coach of the year.
10. Cowboys (6-5; No. 15): Believe it or not, the Cowboys could be on track to winning the division.
11. Eagles (6-5; No. 12): Believe it or not, the Eagles may make the playoffs without winning the division.
12. Packers (5-5-1; No. 14): At least Ted Thompson won’t be wasting time next month coming up with a New Year’s resolution.
13. Colts (7-4; No. 7): Jim Irsay will eventually blow his stack.
14. Lions (6-5; No. 11): Bill Ford will eventually will blow his stack.
15. Chargers (5-6; No. 19): Philip Rivers seems to play better after he blows his stack.
16. Rams (5-6; No. 23): Sam Bradford should have done that new deal when the team wanted to.
17. Bears (6-5; No. 13): Unless Jay Cutler can tackle running backs, it won’t matter when he returns.
18. Titans (5-6; No. 20): Somewhere, Bud Adams is giving Al Davis a middle finger, or two.
19. Steelers (5-6; No. 21): The playoffs start Thursday night in Baltimore.
20. Ravens (5-6; No. 25): I said, “The playoffs start Thursday night in Baltimore.”
21. Jets (5-6; No. 16): The playoffs ended Sunday in Baltimore.
22. Dolphins (5-6; No. 17): After Sunday’s woulda-shoulda-coulda catch in the final minute, Mike Wallace probably won’t be complaining about a perceived lack of deep balls for the rest of the season.
23. Giants (4-7; No. 18): Maybe Tom Coughlin should have talked to his players about not talking too much.
24. Bills (4-7; No. 24): I wonder if any of the Bills players made a bye-week trip to Dave & Buster’s?
25. Browns (4-7; No. 22): Every time Browns fans think Brandon Weeden is out, injuries pull him back in.
26. Buccaneers (3-8; No. 28): The most stunning in-season turnaround in years continues.
27. Raiders (4-7; No. 26): Terrelle Pryor guaranteed earlier in the season that the Raiders would eventually get a fourth win. No one is guaranteeing a fifth.
28. Vikings (2-8-1; No. 31): Cordarelle Patterson became the first Vikings player since Randy Moss to put his butt on the goal post at Lambeau Field, but under slightly different circumstances.
29. Redskins (3-8; No. 27): Thanks to the RGIII trade, the Redskins are helping the Rams get a very high draft pick in 2014.
30. Jaguars (2-9; No. 32): Yep, they’re screwing up their shot at the first pick in the draft.
31. Falcons (2-9; No. 29): Has any quarterback ever accomplished less with more money?
32. Texans (2-9; No. 30): Case Keenum is one of the best young quarterbacks in league history to never win a game.