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.


Last week: 12th

After ripping Titans, they get to beat up on the Jaguars.


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.


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


Buffalo (4-1)

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)


Sunday’s games

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)

Monday’s game

7:30 p.m.: Dolphins at Jets (ESPN)

Compiled by Sheldon Mickles