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Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2012 10:45 pm | Updated: 12:15 am, Sun Nov 4, 2012.

Staff Writer David Weinberg’s weekly team rankings with last week’s rankings in parentheses).

Biggest rise: Detroit (27th to 14th).

Biggest fall: Philadelphia (9th to 16th), St. Louis (21st to 28th).

1. Atlanta (1) — Falcons silenced the skeptics in Philly.

2. Chicago (2) — Just enough to get by Panthers.

3. New York Giants (3) — Almost blew it against Dallas.

4. San Francisco (4) — Alex Smith was almost perfect.

5. Green Bay (5) — Packers finally came alive in fourth quarter.

6. Houston (6) — Should be even better after a bye.

7. Denver (7) — Peyton Manning for MVP.

8. New England (8) — TDs on first five possessions.

9. Pittsburgh (11) — Ended the RGIII hype.

10. Baltimore (10) — Defense needed the rest.

11. Indianapolis (15) — Colts may earn a wild-card spot.

12. Miami (24) — Other contenders got embarrassed.

13. Tampa Bay (25) — Dominated Minnesota.

14. Detroit (27) — Lions may be ready for a run.

15. Minnesota (14) — Vikings’ defense has holes.

16. Philadelphia (9) — Reid decides to stick with Vick.

17. Tennessee (16) — Lost in overtime merits slight demotion.

18. San Diego (12) — Beating the Chiefs isn’t impressive.

19. Washington (13) — Steelers’ defense dominated them.

20. New Orleans (17) — League’s worst defense.

21. New York Jets (18) — Can’t find a role for Tebow.

22. Buffalo (22) — No shot at beating Texans.

23. Dallas (19) — NFL’s most puzzling team.

24. Seattle (20) — Couldn’t hold on down the stretch.

25. Cincinnati (26) — Bengals could upset Broncos.

26. Cleveland (30) — Two out of three ain’t bad.

27. Oakland (28) — Carson Palmer still has something left.

28. Arizona (23) — Couldn’t stop 49ers’ offense or defense.

29. St. Louis (21) — Rams no match for Pats in any country.

30. Carolina (29) — Panthers just keep losing.

31. Jacksonville (31) — Gabbert’s getting better.

32. Kansas City (32) — Return to Matt Cassel didn’t help.

David Weinberg, 609-272-7186 DWeinberg@pressofac.com

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