1. GREEN BAY (5-0)
Last week: 1st
After breezing to five wins, they get the winless Rams.
2. NEW ORLEANS (4-1)
Last week: 2nd
Just like 2009, they’re playing with much confidence.
3. NEW ENGLAND (4-1)
Last week: 3rd
They’re being challenged by Ravens as class of AFC.
4. DETROIT (5-0)
Last week: 5th
No one could have thought 49ers’ clash would be big.
5. BALTIMORE (3-1)
Last week: 4th
It’s rare to drop when not playing, but Lions get nod.
6. SAN DIEGO (4-1)
Last week: 6th
For change of pace, they’re winning early in the season.
7. BUFFALO (4-1)
Last week: 10th
They bounced back and took care of the reeling Eagles.
8. PITTSBURGH (3-2)
Last week: 12th
After ripping Titans, they get to beat up on the Jaguars.
9. SAN FRANCISCO (4-1)
Last week: 14th
Jim Harbaugh has turned back the clock in Bay Area.
10. HOUSTON (3-2)
Last week: 8th
They’re improved, but they’re still way too inconsistent.
11. N.Y. GIANTS (3-2)
Last week: 7th
After losing to the Seahawks, they have to beat the Bills.
12. WASHINGTON (3-1)
Last week: 16th
After bye, they’ll try to keep sliding Eagles on the skids.
13. OAKLAND (3-2)
Last week: 20th
Can they keep it up and “just win, baby” for Al Davis?
14. TENNESSEE (3-2)
Last week: 11th
They get a bye after getting slapped around by Steelers.
15. TAMPA BAY (3-2)
Last week: 9th
The 49ers gave them a beating they may not soon forget.
16. N.Y. JETS (2-3)
Last week: 13th
After three straight losses, they get winless Dolphins.
THE SECOND HALF
17. Dallas (2-2) Last week: 18th
18. Cincinnati (3-2) Last week: 21st
19. Atlanta (2-3) Last week: 15th
20. Chicago (2-3) Last week: 17th
21. Cleveland (2-2) Last week: 22nd
22. Seattle (2-3) Last week: 25th
23. Philadelphia (1-4) Last week: 19th
24. Kansas City (2-3) Last week: 28th
25. Carolina (1-4) Last week: 23rd
26. Arizona (1-4) Last week: 24th
27. Jacksonville (1-4) Last week: 26th
28. Denver (1-4) Last week: 27th
29. Minnesota (1-4) Last week: 32nd
30. Miami (0-4) Last week: 30th
31. Indianapolis (0-5) Last week: 29th
32. St. Louis (0-4) Last week: 31st
GAME TO WATCH
at N.Y. Giants (3-2)
Noon Sunday, MetLife Stadium (CBS)
This one could have been an even juicier matchup, but the Giants’ loss to the Seahawks took a little luster off of it. Still, local fans will get a rare chance to see for themselves if the Bills are for real, or if the Giants will still be a contender for the NFC East title and possibly be a force in the playoffs.
Saints (-4-1/2) over Bucs
Packers (-15) over Rams
Steelers (-12) over Jaguars
Redskins (+1-1/2) over Eagles
Lions (-4) over 49ers
Falcons (-4) over Panthers
Bengals (-7) over Colts
Bills (+3-1/2) over Giants
Ravens (-8) over Texans
Raiders (-6-1/2) over Browns
Patriots (-7) over Cowboys
Bears (-3) over Vikings
Jets (-7) over Dolphins
Last week: 7-4-2 (.615)
Season totals: 36-35-5 (.507)
Noon: Panthers at Falcons (Fox)
Noon: Bills at Giants (CBS)
3:15 p.m.: Saints at Bucs (Fox)
7:20 p.m.: Vikings at Bears (NBC)
7:30 p.m.: Dolphins at Jets (ESPN)
Compiled by Sheldon Mickles