1) New England (4-0)
Last week: 1st, Defeated Miami 24-10
The Patriots have not lost in a year and two weeks.
2) Philadelphia (4-0)
Last Week: 2nd, Bye
Eagles get struggling Panthers next.
3) Indianapolis (4-1)
Last Week: 4th, Defeated Oakland 35-14
Colts are moving the ball seemingly at will.
4) Minnesota (3-1)
Last Week: 5th, Defeated Houston 34-28
Lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, LUCKY!
5) Seattle (3-1)
Last Week: 3rd, Lost to St. Louis 33-27 in OT
Seahawks blow a big lead late and lose a game that could haunt them later.
6) St. Louis (3-2)
Last Week: 15th, Defeated Seattle 33-27 in OT
Comeback of the season thus far, in terms of how far down and what could be at stake.
7) Denver (4-1)
Last week: 10th, Defeated Carolina 20-17
Commissioner, let Jake Plummer honor a hero.
8) NY Giants (4-1)
Last Week: 14th, Defeated Dallas 26-10
Giants off to their best start since 1993.
9) NY Jets (4-0)
Last Week: 12th, Defeated Buffalo 16-14
Jets pull out a squeaker after blowing a 13 point 4th quarter lead.
10) Atlanta (4-1)
Last Week: 6th, Lost to Detroit 17-10
The Michael Vick Experience seems to be having technical difficulties.
11) Pittsburgh (4-1)
Last Week: 13th, Defeated Cleveland 34-23
Despite bad groin and toe, Duce Staley carries the load for the Steelers.
12) Baltimore (3-2)
Last Week: 15th, Defeated Washington 17-10
Offense doesn't do too much, so it's deja vu for the Ravens again as defense leads way.
13) Dallas (2-2)
Last week: 7th, Lost to NY Giants 26-10
Bill Parcells gambling ways hurt his team late.
14) San Diego (3-2)
Last Week: 21st, Defeated Jacksonville 34-21
Drew Brees is making his last season in San Diego count.
15) Tennessee (2-3)
Last Week: 16th, Defeated Green Bay 48-27
Titans offense rolls and breaks out of mini slump.
16) Jacksonville (3-2)
Last Week: 9th, Lost to San Diego 34-21
Young defense gets torched early and often.
17) Detroit (3-1)
Last Week: 20th, Defeated Atlanta 17-10
Coming into this year, the Lions had lost 23 straight on the road. They have two road wins already this season.
18) Carolina (1-3)
Last week: 8th, Lost to Denver 20-17
Panthers have lost their top receiver and top two running backs.
19) Kansas City (1-3)
Last week: 19th, Bye
Kansas City gets a much needed break. Somehow, I can't quite count them out just yet.
20) New Orleans (2-3)
Last Week: 17th, Lost to Tampa Bay 20-17
Deuce McAllister returns, but so does losing ways in New Orleans.
21) Green Bay (1-4)
Last Week: 18th, Lost to Tennessee 48-27
Packers have given up 142 points in 5 weeks, the worst in the NFL.
22) Cleveland (2-2)
Last Week: 22nd, Lost to Pittsburgh 34-23
Butch Davis is 1-7 against Steelers in his career.
23) Houston (2-3)
Last Week: 23rd, Lost to Minnesota 34-28 in OT
Great rally late by David Carr and company.
24) Tampa Bay (1-4)
Last Week: 29th, Defeated New Orleans 20-17
Chris Simms out after just part of one quarter, now it's up to Brian Griese.
25) Cincinnati (1-3)
Last Week: 25th, Bye
It's time a team specializing in stepping backwards to make big steps forward.
26) Washington (1-4)
Last Week: 24th, Lost to Baltimore 17-10
Going back to NASCAR must look really good to Joe Gibbs right about now.
27) Chicago (1-3)
Last Week: 27th, Bye
Is Sammy Sosa gone in Chicago?
28) Oakland (2-3)
Last Week: 26th, Lost to Indianapolis 35-14
Does "Commitment to Excellence" mean committing penalties to sustain every Colts drive?
29) Arizona (1-4)
Last Week: 28th, Lost to San Francisco 31-28 in OT
The Cards now hold the longest current road losing streak in the NFL (16 games).
30) San Francisco (1-4)
Last Week: 32nd, Defeated Arizona 31-28 in OT
It's not Montana, Young, Brodie, or Title, it's Tim Rattay with the most completions in a game in 49er history (38).
31) Buffalo (0-4)
Last Week: 30th, Lost to NY Jets 16-14
Bills have lost three games by three points or less this season.
32) Miami (0-5)
Last Week: 31st, Lost to New England 24-10
Let's give it up to PR/KR/P/K Wes Welker!
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