Once you get past the Broncos and maybe the Seahawks, there is a big group of teams that haven't separated themselves from each other. I don't expect that to really change over the final two and a half months of the season.
1. Denver Broncos - You can't fault the Broncos for possibly overlooking the Jaguars, but that defense has given up a lot of points the past two weeks.
2. Seattle Seahawks - Despite a fluke play before halftime, the Seahawks found a way to get past the pesky Titans.
3. New Orleans Saints - The Saints are probably still stunned over their loss to the Patriots, but at least Jimmy Graham's injury seems minor.
4. San Francisco 49ers - Vernon Davis had a monster game, and maybe the win over Arizona jump-starts the offense.
5. Green Bay Packers - The Packers have to be concerned about the injuries at wideout, but give the defense a lot of credit for pulling out a win in Baltimore.
6. New England Patriots - Tom Brady was at his best on that final drive. Just wait until Rob Gronkowski returns to the field.
7. Baltimore Ravens - Until the Ravens figure out how to run the ball, they are going to have trouble scoring points on a consistent basis.
8. Kansas City Chiefs - The Chiefs remain undefeated, but it's hard to take this team seriously. Alex Smith is still a game manager, and any team would be happy to see them in the playoffs.
9. Chicago Bears - Once again, the turnover-minded Bears defense came up big, but that side of the ball is being decimated by injuries.
10. Indianapolis Colts - The Colts seem like a team without an identity on offense, failing to score a touchdown against one of the league's worst defenses.
11. Cincinnati Bengals - The Bengals skated by with another narrow win, moving them into sole possession of first place in the AFC North.
12. Dallas Cowboys - The Cowboys offense was out of sync, but the defense and special teams stepped up in a big way.
13. Miami Dolphins - After two straight losses, the Dolphins had a week off to recharge for the second half of the season.
14. Detroit Lions - The Lions came out with a big road win in Cleveland, a game they certainly would have lost last season.
15. San Diego Chargers - A huge defensive effort by San Diego puts them back at .500 and right in the mix in the AFC playoff race.
16. Tennessee Titans - The Titans just couldn't generate enough offense against the Seahawks, but who does, especially in Seattle.
17. Houston Texans - Houston, we have several problems. Ironically, Matt Schaub played well before leaving with an injury, and then T.J. Yates threw a couple of interceptions, including another Texans pick-six.
18. Atlanta Falcons - This is a team with a ton of problems, from a terrible offense line, a porous defense, and now a season-ending injury to Julio Jones.
19. Philadelphia Eagles - Nick Foles may not run the read-option like Michael Vick, but he seems to throw the ball just fine.
20. Cleveland Browns - The Browns led for most of the day, but Matthew Stafford picked them apart in the second half.
21. Carolina Panthers - Cam Newton and the Panthers looked like a well-oiled machine in a rout of the Vikings.
22. Arizona Cardinals - The Cardinals had their chances, but they did not have an answer for Vernon Davis.
23. St. Louis Rams - The Rams took advantage of the struggling Texans in a big way and are suddenly back in the NFC West discussion.
24. Washington Redskins - RGIII looked much better running against the Cowboys, but he still isn't throwing the ball accurately on a consistent basis.
25. Minnesota Vikings - Just a very sad situation regarding Adrian Peterson's son. Hard to believe people are actually capable of such horrible acts.
26. Buffalo Bills - Win or lose, the Bills have been in a ton of close games this year. Thaddeus Lewis was much better than anyone could have expected.
27. Pittsburgh Steelers - It wasn't a work of art, but the Steelers are finally in the win column with a big home game against rival Baltimore coming up next.
28. New York Jets - Geno Smith faced a stingy defense, which meant the bad Geno Smith showed up.
29. Oakland Raiders - An improved team, but the Raiders still have a long way to go to think about the playoffs again.
30. New York Giants - Eli Manning's interception total continues to be on a record pace, but they are hardly all his fault.
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - The offense actually put some points on the board, but it was the usually stingy defense that let them down.
32. Jacksonville Jaguars - Give the Jaguars credit for playing Denver much tougher than just about anyone expected.