After unexpected losses by the Steelers, Patriots, and Colts, the AFC picture is even more muddled. Meanwhile, the NFC East is a force to be reckoned with. The marathon that is the NFL Season has already taken some wild turns.
1 – Dallas Cowboys (3-0) They look like the most complete team in the NFL, especially with the apparent shuffling of the AFC.
2 - New York Giants (3-0) Almost suffered a huge scare, but the G-men continue to come through in super fashion. Everything Defensive coordinator Steve Spanuolo touches turns to gold.
6 - Green Bay Packers (2-1) Aaron Rogers can't win them all, and Packers fans can take solace in the fact that their team wasn't awful in a losing effort against the crème de la crème.
7 - Buffalo Bills (3-0) They dug deep to overcome early mistakes. Isn't it great when a team learns how to win? Huge props to Coach Jauron.
8 - Tennessee Titans (3-0) Their defense stupefies opposing quarterbacks. They look a lot like the 2002 Buccaneers.
15 - Baltimore Ravens (2-0) No more surprising undefeated team than this one, with a rookie QB and a banged up offense. They did beat up on two divisional weaklings, but their defense is eating their Wheaties.
17 - New York Jets (1-2) Doesn't the Favre saga seem a little overblown now? Shame he can't play defense, seeing as no one else on this team can.
18 - Arizona Cardinals (2-1) Offense is effective. Defense is offensive.
21 - Washington Redskins (2-1) The old signal-caller Zorn has his Skins playing tough in the toughest division in football.
23 - Seattle Seahawks (1-2) How to get off the winless shnide: 1) Find players that can catch the ball 2) Play the Rams
24 - Miami Dolphins (1-2) Fish fans hope Ronnie Brown's glass slippers are intact after 5 TDs in Foxborough. Can they come up with a wacky new formation every game?
25 - San Francisco 49ers (2-1) Mike Nolan would never have been on the hot seat if they could play bad teams every week. It'll be interesting to see if they can be this versatile (and effective) against a legitimate defense.
26 - Oakland Raiders (1-2) You have to feel for coach Kiffin, his team came out to play for him in Buffalo. Jamarcus Russell is improving, but has a long, long way to go to live up to his billing, and Kiffin likely won't be around to see it.
28 - Cleveland Browns (0-3) There is now no doubt that this team was a fluke last year. Sunday's showing against Baltimore was downright ugly.
29 – Kansas City Chiefs (0-3) "You play to win the game." Uhhh…
30 – Cincinnati Bengals (0-3) Marvin Lewis, why not go for the win at the end of that game? Did you really think you could slay the Giants in OT?
31 - St. Louis Rams (0-3) What can you say? They would kill for ANY show on turf.
32 - Detroit Lions (0-3) Hockey season is right around the corner.