1. Vikings (5-0; last week No. 2): They’re averaging one win per injured offensive starter.
2. Patriots (4-1; No. 4): If #Tommy throws for 406 yards when he’s rusty, what will he do when he’s not?
3. Packers (3-1; No. 3): Defensive improvements are making up for an inconsistent offense.
4. Seahawks (3-1; No. 6): Soon, they’ll be vying for the top spot.
5. Steelers (4-1; No. 7): Soon, they’ll be vying for the top spot.
6. Falcons (4-1; No. 8): Soon, they’ll be vying for the top spot.
7. Broncos (4-1; No. 1): Soon, they could be in third place in their own division.
8. Raiders (4-1; No. 11): Soon, they could be holding another Super Bowl trophy.
9. Eagles (3-1; No. 5): The next hurdle for the new-look Eagles will be to learn how to win close games.
10. Cowboys (4-1; No. 12): Dak or Romo? With Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys arguably can’t go wrong.
11. Washington (3-2; No. 17): Those two losses to start the season got everyone to write them off, which is when they tend to play their best.
12. Texans (3-2; No. 10): Another year, another postseason berth with an early exit.
13. Ravens (3-2; No. 13): If you’re a failed former NFC North coach, you may be on the short list to be the next offensive coordinator.
14. Bills (3-2; No. 21): With wins over Arizona and L.A., the Bills may be the best team in the NFC West.
15. Chiefs (2-2; No. 16): Andy Reid takes his excellent post-bye record to Oakland for a revival of one of the great rivalries in the NFL.
16. Bengals (2-3; No. 14): Being the best team in Ohio will take the Bengals only so far.
17. Rams (3-2; No. 15): “Maybe we should have announced the double-secret Jeff Fisher extension before the Bills game.”
18. Cardinals (2-3; No. 19): It’s not over, but it still feels like it hasn’t gotten started.
19. Buccaneers (2-3; No. 23): 4-for-8 is acceptable for Roberto — but only if his last name was Clemente.
20. Panthers (1-4; No. 9): It’s officially time to panic.
21. Titans (2-3; No. 24): Don’t go to sleep on the Titans, even though watching their games may put you there.
22. Giants (2-3; No. 18): Yep, it was all Tom Coughlin’s fault.
23. Lions (2-3; No. 30): A much-needed win for Jim Caldwell could be the spark of confidence this team needs. To get to 7-9.
24. Colts (2-3; No. 28): Sunday’s win delays the inevitable implosion, and when it happens it will be everyone’s fault except the front office’s.
25. Saints (1-3; No. 25): Not long ago, they fought the Panthers for division supremacy. Now, they’ll be battling with them for the basement.
26. Jaguars (1-3; No. 26): Another post-London surge won’t be easy, with five of the next seven games on the road.
27. Jets (1-4; No. 20): How long until Woody Johnson hits the reset button, again?
28. Dolphins (1-4; No. 22): At least those new chairs in the refurbished stadium won’t be absorbing much wear and tear.
29. 49ers (1-4; No. 27): “Traffic problems” will plague the first quarter of every home game. And the second. And the third. And the fourth.
30. Bears (1-4; No. 29): The Bears have no plan at quarterback. Or at any other level or aspect of the organization.
31. Chargers (1-4; No. 31): With a stadium election looming, the Chargers are doing their best to attract the pity demographic.
32. Browns (0-5; No. 32): They’re gradually proving Brian Billick right.