1. SEATTLE (11-2)
Last week: 1st
Despite loss, they keep top spot after Denver hiccup.
2. NEW ENGLAND (10-3)
Last week: 3rd
After all their injuries, they’re getting the job done.
3. NEW ORLEANS (10-3)
Last week: 5th
They made a statement after that bad loss in Seattle.
4. DENVER (11-3)
Last week: 2nd
Their shaky defense is starting to become a liability.
5. SAN FRANCISCO (9-4)
Last week: 6th
After a mid-November lapse, they’re back on track.
6. CINCINNATI (9-4)
Last week: 7th
They’re sitting pretty if Broncos and Patriots falter.
7. KANSAS CITY (10-3)
Last week: 9th
They still have outside shot at winning division title.
8. PHILADELPHIA (8-5)
Last week: 10th
Could they be looking at trap game against Vikings?
9. CAROLINA (9-4)
Last week: 4th
They took a hit last week, but have a lot to play for.
10. ARIZONA (8-5)
Last week: 13th
They’re positioning themselves for a playoff berth.
11. INDIANAPOLIS (8-5)
Last week: 8th
In good shape early, they’re starting to come apart.
12. BALTIMORE (7-6)
Last week: 14th
Super Bowl champions are making a solid run late.
13. CHICAGO (7-6)
Last week: 16th
They needed win vs. Dallas. Can they do it again?
14. MIAMI (7-6)
Last week: 15th
They won’t go away but face big test vs. Patriots.
15. SAN DIEGO (7-7)
Last week: 17th
Give them big-time props for that Mile High win.
16. DETROIT (7-6)
Last week: 12th
After tough Snow Bowl loss, they get the Ravens.
The second half
17. Dallas (7-6) Last week: 11th
18. Green Bay (6-6-1) Last week: 18th
19. N.Y. Jets (6-7) Last week: 23rd
20. N.Y. Giants (5-8) Last week: 19th
21. Tennessee (5-8) Last week: 20th
22. St. Louis (5-8) Last week: 21st
23. Pittsburgh (5-8) Last week: 22nd
24. Buffalo (4-9) Last week: 24th
25. Jacksonville (4-9) Last week: 28th
26. Tampa Bay (4-9) Last week: 29th
27. Minnesota (3-9-1) Last week: 25th
28. Atlanta (3-10) Last week: 26th
29. Oakland (4-9) Last week: 27th
30. Cleveland (4-9) Last week: 30th
31. Washington (3-10) Last week: 31st
32. Houston (2-11) Last week: 32nd
Game to watch
New England (10-3) at Miami (7-6)
Noon Sunday, Sun Life Stadium (CBS)
Thanks to the Denver Broncos’ surprising loss on Thursday night, the Patriots suddenly have a golden opportunity to climb into the driver’s seat to in the race for the AFC’s No. 1 seed with a win against the Dolphins. The Patriots rarely fail when given such a chance although it could be a tough assignment against a team fighting for a postseason berth.
Saints (-6) over Rams
Falcons (-7) over Redskins
49ers (-51/2) over Bucs
Cardinals (-21/2) over Titans
Seahawks (-7) over Giants
Browns (-11/2) over Bears
Colts (-51/2) over Texans
Jaguars (+21/2) over Bills
Patriots (-21/2) over Dolphins
Eagles (-41/2) over Vikings
Jets (+11) over Panthers
Chiefs (-41/2) over Raiders
Cowboys (-7) over Packers
Steelers (+3) over Bengals
Ravens (+6) over Lions
Last week: 7-8-0 (.467)
Season totals: 76-110-6 (.411)
Noon: Seahawks at Giants (Fox)
Noon: Patriots at Dolphins (CBS)
3:25 p.m.: Saints at Rams (Fox)
7:30 p.m.: Bengals at Steelers (NBC)
7:40 p.m.: Ravens at Lions (ESPN)