I dropped the Seahawks down to 23rd overall this week after a pasting by the Colts.
1. N.Y. Giants (1): Completing a soft spot of their schedule; after drilling Kansas City and Tampa Bay in consecutive weeks, Giants now host Raiders.
2. Minnesota (2): WR Percy Harvin proved he's worth the draft risk, with three touchdowns already, including a 101-yard kick return for a score. 3. Indianapolis (3): Hawks helped boost Peyton Manning’s MVP run last week.
4. New Orleans (5): The only thing that can stop the Saints right now – a bye week.
5. New England (7): Face the surprising, undefeated Broncos in Denver on Sunday.
6. Denver (12): Broncos D-Coordinator Mike Nolan has built a stout, 3-4 defense, ranked second overall in the league.
7. Baltimore: (4): Ravens LB Ray Lewis still frustrated by officials roughing the passer calls on Brady that led to two Pats’ TDs. 8. Philadelphia (8): McNabb, who suffered a rib injury in the season opener, returns to Eagles’ offense that still ran pretty smooth while he was out.
9. Atlanta (9): Hard to believe Falcons picked Petrino over Singletary for head coaching job two years ago. 10. N.Y. Jets (6): Sanchez, Jets brought down to earth by Saints last week.
11. Cincinnati (10): Bengals winning the close ones. Their three wins have been by seven points or less. 12. San Francisco (16): Crabtree signing gives them more explosiveness on offense.
13. Chicago (13): Defense missing leader in Urlacher, not Cutler, lagging for Bears.
14. Pittsburgh (17): After sluggish start, Steelers rounding into shape.
15. Green Bay (11): Favre sticks it to his former team last week, but he still has to travel to Green Bay later this year. 16. San Diego (14): With injuries mounting, bye comes at a good time with this team struggling. LT on his last legs.
17. Dallas (15): The Tony Romo critics are out in force again, and there’s no T.O. to blame this time.
18. Arizona (18): Need a win at home against Houston to get season back on track.
19. Miami (22): The Chad Henne era begins in Miami with a 1-0 start. But can he keep it going at home against a tough, Jets defense?
20. Jacksonville (23): This young team could be in for a rude awakening with the noise at Qwest Field.
21. Houston (24): QB Defense looked better in easy win over Raiders, but then again JaMarcus Russell makes any defense look good. 22. Washington (26): Zorn gets a reprieve with road win over the Bucs.
23. Seattle (20): A must-win this early in the season? You bet. 24. Buffalo (21): Need to turn things around quickly, or Jauron is on his way out. 25. Carolina (25): After bye week, offense looking to get back on track against Washington.
26. Tennessee (19): Few expected this defense to look this bad, even with the loss of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.
27. Oakland (27): Cable looking like he’s not the guy to revive the Raiders.
28. Detroit (28): Stafford getting better each week, and the Lions are competing. 29. Tampa Bay (29): Second-year player Josh Johnson gives Bucs some play-making ability at QB.
30. Kansas City (30): Bad football team, good BBQ.
31. St. Louis (31): How awful is the Rams’ offense? St. Louis has scored 24 points total this season.
32. Cleveland (32): D-coordinator Rob Ryan calls out Bills QB Edwards before the game – not a good sign for 0-4 team.