1. GREEN BAY (8-0)

Last week: 1st

The talk is starting about going undefeated. Why not?


Last week: 2nd

After Giants game, the rest of the schedule is real soft.

3. BALTIMORE (6-2)

Last week: 4th

Made a big statement defeating Steelers in Heinz Field.

4. N.Y. GIANTS (6-2)

Last week: 6th

They’ve won six of seven, but big one looms this week.


Last week: 3rd

Despite two losses to Ravens, they’re not in bad shape.

6. NEW ORLEANS (6-3)

Last week: 9th

Beating Falcons on the road before bye would be huge.

7. DETROIT (6-2)

Last week: 7th

They’re ready to make playoff push following week off.

8. HOUSTON (6-3)

Last week: 10th

Like Saints, they want to go into bye week on high note.

9. NEW ENGLAND (5-3)

Last week: 5th

Two straight losses leading up to Jets game is not good.

10. N.Y. JETS (5-3)

Last week: 11th

They’ll be wanting revenge after earlier loss to the Pats.

11. CINCINNATI (6-2)

Last week: 12th

The first half of their schedule was anything but daunting.

12. ATLANTA (5-3)

Last week: 13th

They warmed up for Saints’ clash by crushing the Colts.

13. CHICAGO (5-3)

Last week: 14th

Win over struggling Eagles was one they had to have.

14. BUFFALO (5-3)

Last week: 8th

The wheels are starting to come off after a fabulous start.

15. OAKLAND (5-4)

Last week: 16th

They should stay in the title hunt in a weak AFC West.

16. DALLAS (4-4)

Last week: 21st

They have not been great, but are still hanging around.


17. Tampa Bay (4-4) Last week: 17th

18. San Diego (4-5) Last week: 15th

19. Tennessee (4-4) Last week: 18th

20. Philadelphia (3-5) Last week: 19th

21. Kansas City (4-4) Last week: 20th

22. Denver (3-5) Last week: 27th

23. Washington (3-5) Last week: 22nd

24. Minnesota (2-6) Last week: 24th

25. Carolina (2-6) Last week: 25th

26. Jacksonville (2-6) Last week: 26th

27. Cleveland (3-5) Last week: 23rd

28. Arizona (2-6) Last week: 30th

29. Seattle (2-6) Last week: 28th

30. Miami (1-7) Last week: 31st

31. St. Louis (1-7) Last week: 29th

32. Indianapolis (0-9) Last week: 32nd


N.Y. Giants (6-2)

at San Francisco (7-1)

3:15 p.m. Sunday, Candlestick Park (Fox)

Few people could’ve imagined these two would be atop their respective divisions at this point, but that’s where they are. The 49ers have been a big surprise even though they have defeated just two teams that have a winning record. The Giants should provide a better test for the 49ers, who have five games left against the weak NFC West.


Saints (even) over Falcons

Steelers (-3) over Bengals

Chiefs (-3) over Broncos

Jaguars (-3) over Colts

Bills (+5) over Cowboys

Texans (-3) over Bucs

Panthers (-3-1/2) over Titans

Dolphins (-4) over Redskins

Lions (+2-1/2) over Bears

Browns (-2-1/2) over Rams

Cardinals (+12) over Eagles

Ravens (-6-1/2) over Seahawks

Giants (+3-1/2) over 49ers

Patriots (+1-1/2) over Jets

Packers (-13) over Vikings

Last week: 7-7-0 (.500)

Season totals: 61-62-6 (.496)


Sunday’s games

Noon: Saints at Falcons (Fox)

3:05 p.m.: Ravens at Seahawks (CBS)

3:15 p.m.: Giants at 49ers (Fox)

7:20 p.m.: Patriots at Jets (NBC)

Monday’s game

7:30 p.m.: Vikings at Packers (ESPN)

Compiled by Sheldon Mickles