Last week's rankings in parentheses.
Biggest rise: New York Giants (16th to 9th)
Biggest fall: Green Bay (2nd to 10th)
1. Houston (1)-Texans have all the tools to reach the Super Bowl.
2. New England (3)-Pats can score 40 at will.
3. Denver (4)-Success won't mean anything if they fold in the playoffs.
4. Baltimore (5)-Fourth-and-29 will live in infamy.
5. Atlanta (6)-Five interceptions against Drew Brees.
6. San Francisco (7)-Eagles wish they had this kind of quarterback controversy.
7. Chicago (11)-Bears are a different team with Jay Cutler.
8. Cincinnati (12)-Sleeper team of the AFC.
9. New York Giants (16)-Giants ready to start rolling.
10. Green Bay (2)-Packers need defense to get healthy.
11. Indianapolis (13)-Someone forgot to tell Colts they were supposed to stink.
12. Tampa Bay (8)-Took Falcons to the wire.
13. New Orleans (9)-Can't compete with top teams.
14. Pittsburgh (10)-Eight turnovers against Browns.
15. Washington (18)-Redskins not out of division race.
16. Miami (22)-Ryan Tannehill is the answer.
17. Seattle (14)-Hope they at least got to see South Beach.
18. Minnesota (15)-Vikings are falling fast.
19. Dallas (20)-Cowboys have a chance to sweep Eagles.
20. Detroit (21)-At least Suh didn't get suspended.
21. St. Louis (25)-Two pick-6s for Janoris Jenkins.
22. Carolina (26)-Cam Newton dominated the Eagles' defense.
23. Tennessee (17)-Losing to Jaguars is never good.
24. Buffalo (19)-Bills need a new quarterback.
25. Cleveland (28)-Hard work finally paid off.
26. San Diego (23)-Good teams don't fall apart in the clutch.
27. Jacksonville (31)-Chad Henne is playing well.
28. New York Jets (27)-Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez will be gone.
29. Arizona (29)-At least they beat the Eagles.
30. Philadelphia (24)-Seven straight losses.
31. Oakland (30)-Longport's Jack Crawford has three tackles.
32. Kansas City (32)-Gave the Broncos a scare.
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