1. Seahawks (11-1; last week No. 1): The only question left for this team is whether the 12th Man will travel — to New Jersey.
2. Panthers (9-3; No. 3): Two games against the Saints are all that’s standing in the way of an NFC South title and a playoff bye.
3. Patriots (9-3; No. 4): The only thing the Patriots currently are spying is a first-round playoff bye.
5. Saints (9-3; No. 2): The Saints can’t get to the Super Bowl if they have to leave the Superdome in January.
6. Bengals (8-4; No. 7): The best way to win a playoff game could be not having to play one, and this team is closer to a bye than most realize.
8. Chiefs (9-3; No. 6): As the offense has improved, the defense has disintegrated.
9. Cowboys (7-5; No. 10): After throwing up on game day, Tony Romo now knows what it feels like to be a Cowboys fan in December.
10. Eagles (7-5; No. 11): Maybe Chip Kelly has been talking so fast lately so no one thinks to ask him why Nick Foles wasn’t the Week One starter.
11. Cardinals (7-5; No. 9): It was fun while it lasted.
12. Colts (8-4; No. 13): It stopped being fun a while ago, but somehow they’re still winning.
13. Lions (7-5; No. 14): They had some fun on Thanksgiving. For a change.
14. Ravens (6-6; No. 20): For Ravens fans, watching the Steelers sweat out discipline from the league office is fun.
15. Packers (5-6-1; No. 12): If Aaron Rodgers can get back this weekend, things can get very interesting in the NFC North.
16. Chargers (5-7; No. 15): Every time it looks like they’re ready to take a step forward, they take a step backward.
17. Rams (5-7; No. 16): If the Rams finish with the first overall pick in the draft (thanks to the Redskins), do they take a quarterback?
18. Bears (6-6; No. 17): Don’t criticize Marc Trestman for trying the 47-yard field goal in overtime. Criticize him for not throwing to Alshon Jeffrey on every play of the game.
19. Dolphins (6-6; No. 22): The mere fact that they still have a shot at the playoffs after what they’ve been through the past few weeks provides real hope for 2014.
20. Titans (5-7; No. 18): Being swept by the Colts is bad. Being swept by the Colts at a time when they can’t beat anyone else is worse.
21. Steelers (5-7; No. 19): Mike Tomlin could end up getting to watch a game’s worth of kickoff returns from the Jumbotron in his house.
22. Giants (5-7; No. 23): Just making it to the playoffs this year would be a bigger upset than either of their Super Bowl wins.
23. Jets (5-7; No. 21): Is it too late to bring back Tim Tebow?
25. Jaguars (3-9; No. 30): Gus Bradley could blow the first overall pick in the draft, but also he could end up getting coach of the year votes.
26. Browns (4-8; No. 25): The Factory of Sadness has resumed its holiday schedule.
27. Vikings (3-8-1; No. 28): Does knocking Josh McCown out of the 2013 playoffs make up for McCown knocking the Vikings out of the 2003 playoffs?
28. Buccaneers (3-9; No. 26): That wounded duck thrown by Tampa’s Napoleon Dynamite doppelganger looked like a literal attempt to throw a football over them mountains.
29. Raiders (4-8; No. 27): Which comes first, a quarterback of the future or a coach of the future?
30. Falcons (3-9; No. 31): Guys, if you want to be able to draft Jadeveon Clowney, it’s time to ix-nay on the in-ways.
31. Redskins (3-9; No. 29): “Operation Patience” isn’t just the motto for RGIII’s ACL recovery; it’s the name of the officiating maneuver unleashed Sunday night on the Redskins.
32. Texans (2-10; No. 32): Antonio Smith thinks the Patriots have been doing some “spying or scouting.” Everyone else thinks the Texans have been doing some sucking.