1. Arizona Cardinals (last week No. 1; 9-1): Justin Bethel’s touch pass may end up being more important than any pass Drew Stanton throws this year.
2. New England Patriots (No. 2; 8-2): In each of the last two games against the Colts, a different running back has scored four touchdowns.
3. Green Bay Packers (No. 7; 7-3): Based on the recent offensive outputs, Fifty Shades of Cheese should be the name of this year’s highlight film.
4. Dallas Cowboys (No. 6; 7-3): It’s Six Games to Glory for the Cowboys, who emerge from the bye week to face the Giants and Eagles four days apart.
5. Philadelphia Eagles (No. 3; 7-3): Suddenly, Nick Foles looks a lot better.
6. Denver Broncos (No. 4; 7-3): Suddenly, Peyton Manning looks a lot worse.
7. Detroit Lions (No. 5; 7-3): Suddenly, the Lions can’t score points.
8. Kansas City Chiefs (No. 11; 7-3): Suddenly, the Chiefs are becoming dominant.
9. Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 10; 7-4): Suddenly, LeGarrette Blount doesn’t have a job.
10. Indianapolis Colts (No. 8; 6-4): Suddenly, LeGarrette Blount may have a job.
11. Cincinnati Bengals (No. 15; 6-3-1): Suddenly, Andy Dalton 2.0 is Andy Dalton 2.0!
12. Baltimore Ravens (No. 12; 6-4): This is the one team the Patriots don’t want to see rolling into Gillette Stadium in January.
13. Seattle Seahawks (No. 9; 6-4): Marshawn Lynch didn’t stay on the field at halftime because he was upset with the team; he just really likes marching bands.
14. San Francisco 49ers (No. 14; 6-4): Generating five interceptions and winning only by six points isn’t really cause for celebration.
15. Miami Dolphins (No. 17; 6-4): They’ll win just enough game to create realistic hope before losing just enough games to kill it.
16. San Diego Chargers (No. 19; 6-4): Philip Rivers has a severe rib injury. Unless he doesn’t. Unless he does but simply didn’t tell the coaches about it.
17. Houston Texans (No. 22; 5-5): With four of last six games at home and three of last six against the Titans and Jaguars, the Texans remain very much alive.
18. Cleveland Browns (No. 13; 6-4): Every time it looks like Brian Hoyer will force the Browns to make a tough decision, he makes their decision a lot easier.
19. Buffalo Bills (No. 16; 5-5): Broncos fans may be able to send a few “Orton Hears a Boo” signs to Buffalo.
20. New Orleans Saints (No. 18; 4-6): They’re still the most talented team in the division.
21. Chicago Bears (No. 31; 4-6): Sunday’s win was Jay Cutler’s first victory at home since October 10, 2013.
22. Minnesota Vikings (No. 20; 4-6): Geno Smith apparently was operating the clock at Soldier Field.
23. St. Louis Rams (No. 21; 4-6): The Rams would be a dangerous team in the playoffs, if they could ever get there.
24. Atlanta Falcons (No. 23; 4-6): As MDS pointed out on Sunday, the Falcons could end up hosting a playoff game as a 14-point underdog.
25. New York Giants (No. 24; 3-7): Eli Manning’s five interceptions made him the first quarterback to throw that many in one game since the last time Eli Manning did it.
26. Carolina Panthers (No. 26; 3-7-1): If Cam Newton had said what RGIII said after Sunday’s game, it would have been difficult to find fault with Newton for saying it.
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 30; 2-8): “We’re only two games out of first place!”
28. New York Jets (No. 27; 2-8): The Jets technically were on a bye, but Mark Sanchez’s performance kept them from being completely forgotten.
29. Tennessee Titans (No. 28; 2-8): I wonder why Chase Coffman didn’t try to cheap shot Steelers assistant Joey Porter?
30. Washington (No. 25; 3-7): Regardless of whether RGIII threw his teammates under the bus, Jay Gruden drove the bus over Griffin.
31. Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 29; 1-9): At least the Jags covered the spread during the bye week.
32. Oakland Raiders (No. 32; 0-10): The Tiger Slam is officially completed; the Raiders will now try to avoid the Lion Slam.