1. Texans (3 last week): They have outscored opponents by 76 points this year, which tells you something about all three phases of their game.
2. Falcons (2): It has been difficult for opposing offenses to hang with the Falcons' offense, which is averaging 30 points per game.
3. 49ers (5): This team has had more dominating victories than any other.
4. Ravens (4): Well, what do you know — they can play defense, too.
6. Bears (9): Their defense has become one of the best offenses in the NFL.
7. Cardinals (1): There is much to question, but we still have to respect their 4-1 record.
9. Eagles (6): Unless Michael Vick starts taking better care of the ball, the Eagles will continue to drop.
11. Packers (7): How many losses that are "exceptional" can we grant the Packers before we start believing they are what their 2-3 record says they are?
12. Vikings (13): They have done everything the good teams do except convince everyone they can do it for 16 games.
15. Rams (27): The Rams above .500? That's enough to make a front office guy faint.
16. Seahawks (17): Being the worst team in the NFL's best division isn't so bad, if that's what the Seahawks are.
17. Broncos (14): We know they can score, but they need to be able to score before they are out of the game.
18. Cowboys (15): They took last Sunday off. Some will tell you they also took the previous Monday off as well.
19. Redskins (18): Keeping RGIII standing and bringing down opponents may be conflicting interests. But the Redskins need to protect the QB.
20. Lions (19): Tom Lewand is right: They are better than 1-3. They will show us how much better in their next two games against the Eagles and Bears.