1. Green Bay Packers (last week No. 1; 10-3): The Green Bay defense could be moving toward its usual postseason form. Unfortunately.
2. New England Patriots (No. 2; 10-3): With the three AFC East rivals on the docket, anything other than 13-3 would be a surprise.
3. Seattle Seahawks (No. 3; 9-4): Allowing only 14 points to the Eagles is even more impressive than allowing six points combined to the Cardinals and 49ers.
4. Denver Broncos (No. 5; 10-3): The Broncos seem to be doing everything they can to Seahawk-proof the offense.
5. Arizona Cardinals (No. 6; 10-3): With the ascension of Kerwynn Williams, “Next Man Up” is becoming “Next Man No One Has Ever Heard Of Up.”
6. Philadelphia Eagles (No. 4; 9-4): Based on Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, cross Chip Kelly’s name off the San Francisco wish list.
7. Dallas Cowboys (No. 8; 9-4): Right state, wrong city when talking about an MVP candidate who could take it away from one of the quarterbacks.
10. Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 11; 8-5): The Steelers “A” team showed up on Sunday. This week. The “B” team probably will make the trip to Atlanta.
11. Cincinnati Bengals (No. 7; 8-4-1): The Bengals “B” team showed up on Sunday. This week. The “A” team probably will make the trip to Cleveland.
12. Baltimore Ravens (No. 13; 8-5): Losing Haloti Ngata left the rest of the Baltimore defense more focused than they would have been if they were on Adderall.
13. San Diego Chargers (No. 12; 8-5): Bill Belichick said the San Diego stadium felt like a neutral site on Sunday night. By next year, San Diego technically may be a neutral site for the Chargers.
14. Houston Texans (No. 19; 7-6): Brian Hoyer’s next team could be pretty good next year.
15. Kansas City Chiefs (No. 14; 7-6): The Chiefs caught whatever the Raiders were carrying.
16. St. Louis Rams (No. 23; 6-7): Los Angeles could be getting a pretty good team.
17. Buffalo Bills (No. 15; 7-6): Doug Marrone’s job could hinge on beating the Packers on Sunday. If so, it may be time to start packing up the office.
18. Miami Dolphins (No. 16; 7-6): At this rate, Stephen Ross will get turned down by Jim Harbaugh for the second time in four years.
19. Minnesota Vikings (No. 22; 6-7): Mike Zimmer says it’s now Teddy Bridgewater’s team. (Translation: See ya, Adrian.)
20. San Francisco 49ers (No. 17; 7-6): Remember the commercial with Kaepernick using headphones to tune out crazed Seattle fans who hate him? They probably need to re-shoot it with crazed San Francisco fans who hate him.
22. Carolina Panthers (No. 26; 4-8-1): The Panthers passed on Victory Monday; why disrupt a routine?
23. New Orleans Saints (No. 20; 5-8): The Saints have figured out how to win on the road just as they’ve completely forgotten how to win at home.
24. Atlanta Falcons (No. 24; 5-8): Last night’s comeback underscores the fact that the Falcons have talent, which doesn’t bode well for the coaching staff.
25. New York Giants (No. 25; 4-9): Good news, the Giants will finish the year swinging. Bad news, at each other.
26. Chicago Bears (No. 21; 5-8): From paying Jay Cutler to hiring Marc Trestman, the “C” on the helmet now stands for “caveat emptor.”
27. Oakland Raiders (No. 32; 2-11): When they play the 49ers in four years at Santa Clara, will Jim Harbaugh be approaching his expiration date with the Raiders?
28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 27; 2-11): At this point, getting the No. 1 pick would be much better than winning the division.
29. Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 28; 2-11): If the Jaguars host the Titans on national TV (as they will in nine days) and no one watches, does the game make a sound?
30. Tennessee Titans (No. 29; 2-11): Jake Locker has three more games to suffer one last debilitating injury with the Titans.
31. Washington (No. 30; 3-10): With four years of guaranteed salary left on his deal, Jay Gruden probably wishes he’d be one and done in D.C.
32. New York Jets (No. 31; 2-11): So how many G.M. candidates will pass on the job this time?