Last week's ranking in parentheses.

Biggest rise: Pittsburgh (19th to 11th)

Biggest fall: St. Louis (12th to 21st)

1. Atlanta (1)-And then there was one.

2. Chicago (3)-Jay Cutler got Suh-plexed.

3. New York Giants (4)-Eli always finds a way.

4. San Francisco (5)-Can take control of NFC West.

5. Green Bay (6)-Avoided a letdown vs. Rams.

6. Houston (7)-Embarrassed the Ravens.

7. Denver (8)-Major test vs. Saints awaits.

8. New England (10)-Pats managed to finally win a nail-biter.

9. Philadelphia (11)-Eagles are 13-0 after open week under Andy Reid.

10. Baltimore (2)-Ravens have a lot of problems.

11. Pittsburgh (19)-Jonathan Dwyer to the rescue.

12. San Diego (14)-Phillip Rivers can't be that bad.

13. Washington (13)-Nearly upset the Giants.

14. Minnesota (9)-Ugly loss to Tampa Bay.

15. Indianapolis (18)-Earned a pivotal win over Cleveland.

16. Tennessee (22)-Chris Johnson is over early-season funk.

17. New Orleans (23)-Joe Vitt starts coaching today.

18. New York Jets (17)-"Almost" is not good enough.

19. Dallas (26)-Cowboys played just well enough.

20. Seattle (20)-Still in the NFC West race.

21. St. Louis (12)-All the way to London to face Patriots.

22. Buffalo (15)-Couldn't stop Titans in the stretch.

23. Arizona (16)-No answer for Adrian Peterson.

24. Miami (21)-Ryan Tannehill having a great rookie season.

25. Tampa Bay (28)-Bucs are looking better.

26. Cincinnati (24)-Couldn't beat depleted Steelers.

27. Detroit (25)-Offense needs more playmakers.

28. Oakland (29)-Raiders got it done in overtime.

29. Carolina (27)-Cam Newton's maturity being questioned.

30. Cleveland (30)-Almost won two in a row.

31. Jacksonville (31)-Loss of Maurice Jones-Drew will hurt.

32. Kansas City (32)-Brady Quinn gets a shot.

David Weinberg, 609-272-7186