It was a relatively quiet week in the Top 12, with only the Ravens replacing last week's #12, Dolphins. Other than the Pats who fell two spots and the Bears who fell three, everyone stood pat or adjusted a single spot.. This week the Ravens play the Packers and the Saint play the Pats, which could lead to some shakeups at the top of the board.
#1 – Denver Broncos
What are the odds that the Broncos remain atop the Top 12 next week? Unless the Saints smack down the Patriots, I have a hard time believing the Broncos will give me any cause to drop them with the Jags on tap.
Last Week: 1 Change: 0 Record: 5-0 Next Game: vs. Jaguars
#2 – New Orleans Saints
Needless to say, I'm not thrilled about the Saints coming to Foxboro with the Pats reeling from an ugly loss.
Last Week: 2 Change: 0 Record: 5-0 Next Game: @ Patriots
#3 – Seattle Seahawks
Seattle hasn't looked great on the road, making the need to lock up the NFC's #1 seed all that more important.
Last Week: 4 Change: +1 Record: 4-1 Next Game: vs. Titans
#4 – San Francisco 49ers
The Niners appear to be back on track for now. Then again, with the way the Rams and Texans are playing, it would have been hard for them to not look good.
Last Week: 5 Change: +1 Record: 3-2 Next Game: vs. Cardinals
#5 – New England Patriots
Can we chalk that game up to one of Brady's two annual games where he doesn't look that sharp? Please?
Last Week: 3 Change: -2 Record: 4-1 Next Game: vs. Saints
#6 – Green Bay Packers
The Packers are slowly clawing their way back into the NFC North race. Now they have to take care of the defending champs.
Last Week: 7 Change: +1 Record: 2-2 Next Game: @ Ravens
#7 – Indianapolis Colts
That was a huge win for Indy, who has to have a bye week in their sights with the way the rest of the AFC South looks right now.
Last Week: 8 Change: +1 Record: 4-1 Next Game: @ Chargers
#8 – Cincinnati Bengals
Yeah, the Bengals can make a case for being higher after a solid win last week, but they still have the stink of losing to the Browns on them.
Last Week: 9 Change: +1 Record: 3-2 Next Game: @ Bills
#9 – Chicago Bears
After two bad weeks in a row, the Bears may have a simple challenge in the winless Giants to get back on track.
Last Week: 6 Change: -3 Record: 3-2 Next Game: vs. Giantss
#10 – Kansas City Chiefs
KC looks solid but has yet to beat anyone of real merit. They won't get a chance to change that this week with the Raiders coming to town.
Last Week: 11 Change: +1 Record: 5-0 Next Game: vs. Raiders
#11 – Detroit Lions
That was a huge blown chance for Detroit, who could have taken a dominant lead in the division. Now, there's just one of the pack.
Last Week: 10 Change: -1 Record: 3-2 Next Game: @ Browns
#12 – Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens earned their way back on the board by downing the Phins. They'll have a big test to pass to stay on with the Packers up this week.
Last Week: N/A Change: N/A Record: 3-2 Next Game: vs. Packers