Last week's rankings in parentheses.

Biggest rise: Pittsburgh (14th to eighth)

Biggest fall: Chicago (seventh to 13th)

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1. Houston (1)-On pace for home-field advantage.

2. New England (3)-Pats survive scare from Dolphins.

3. Denver (4)-Broncos clinched AFC West.

4. Atlanta (6)-Falcons clinched NFC South.

5. Cincinnati (8)-Bengals have won four straight.

6. Green Bay (10)-Packers overcome Adrian Peterson's monster day.

7. Indianapolis (11)-Andrew Luck comes through in the clutch.

8. Pittsburgh (14)-Big win for Charlie Batch.

9. Baltimore (4)-May lose Terrell Suggs again.

10. San Francisco (6)-Colin Kaepernick not as impressive.

11. Washington (15)-RGIII comes through again.

12. Seattle (17)-Russell Wilson keeps delivering.

13. Chicago (7)-Losing Urlacher long term would be huge.

14. N.Y. Giants (9)-Giants have lost three of four.

15. Dallas (19)-Cowboys have tough schedule ahead.

16. Tampa Bay (12)-Buccaneers will get help today.

17. New Orleans (13)-Saints are fading.

18. St. Louis (21)-Too bad they don't play the 49ers every week.

19. Buffalo (24)-Ryan Fitzpatrick finally plays well.

20. Cleveland (25)-Browns snap 12-game road losing streak.

21. Miami (16)-Nearly upset the Pats.

22. Minnesota (18)-Adrian Peterson has no help.

23. N.Y. Jets (28)-Who starts at quarterback now?

24. Detroit (20)-Blew 12-point lead against Colts.

25. Carolina (22)-Tough to win in Kansas City.

26. Tennessee (23)-Can't beat Texans with six turnovers.

27. San Diego (26)-Chargers have nothing left.

28. Jacksonville (27)-Jason Babin didn't help.

29. Kansas City (32)-Emotional victory for Chiefs.

30. Arizona (29)-Couldn't beat Greg McElroy.

31. Philadelphia (30)-Let's see if changes pay off.

32. Oakland (31)-Raiders no match for Broncos.

David Weinberg, 609-272-7186


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