1. SEATTLE (12-2)
Last week: 1st
Despite the hiccup vs. 49ers, they’re looking good.
2. SAN FRANCISCO (10-4)
Last week: 5th
With four consecutive wins, the confidence is back.
3. DENVER (11-3)
Last week: 4th
They get a breather this week against lowly Texans.
4. KANSAS CITY (11-3)
Last week: 7th
They’re rolling again after three-game losing streak.
5. NEW ENGLAND (10-4)
Last week: 2nd
Not getting it done in Miami may haunt them later.
6. NEW ORLEANS (10-4)
Last week: 3rd
Loss to Rams will be forgotten if they win Sunday.
7. CAROLINA (10-4)
Last week: 9th
They’re saying game with Saints is a playoff game.
8. ARIZONA (9-5)
Last week: 10th
They finish up with Seahawks and 49ers. Good luck.
9. CINCINNATI (9-5)
Last week: 6th
They let great opportunity slip through their hands.
10. INDIANAPOLIS (9-5)
Last week: 11th
After tough losses, they needed game with Texans.
11. BALTIMORE (8-6)
Last week: 12th
Four wins in row has them still in hunt for division.
12. CHICAGO (8-6)
Last week: 13th
Big road test is next against Eagles in Philadelphia.
13. PHILADELPHIA (8-6)
Last week: 8th
After slip-up last week, they are still sitting pretty.
14. MIAMI (8-6)
Last week: 14th
That clutch victory against the Patriots was huge.
15. SAN DIEGO (7-7)
Last week: 15th
They still harbor playoff hopes, but it isn’t likely.
16. GREEN BAY (7-6-1)
Last week: 18th
Playoff hopes are intact after comeback for ages.
The second half
17. Detroit (7-7) Last week: 16th
18. Dallas (7-7) Last week: 17th
19. St. Louis (6-8) Last week: 22nd
20. Pittsburgh (6-8) Last week: 23rd
21. N.Y. Jets (6-8) Last week: 19th
22. Buffalo (5-9) Last week: 24th
23. N.Y. Giants (5-9) Last week: 20th
24. Tennessee (5-9) Last week: 21st
25. Minnesota (4-9-1) Last week: 27th
26. Atlanta (4-10) Last week: 28th
27. Jacksonville (4-10) Last week: 25th
28. Tampa Bay (4-10) Last week: 26th
29. Oakland (4-10) Last week: 29th
30. Cleveland (4-10) Last week: 30th
31. Washington (3-11) Last week: 31st
32. Houston (2-12) Last week: 32nd
Game to watch
New Orleans (10-4) at Carolina (10-4)
Noon Sunday, Bank of America Stadium (Fox)
Thanks to the NFL schedule-maker, these teams will meet for the second time in 15 days after the Saints won on Dec. 8. That one was for the NFC South lead, but this one could be for the division title. The Saints take it and No. 2 seed in the playoffs with a win; the Panthers can clinch at least a tie for the title.
Saints (+3) over Panthers
Bills (+3) over Dolphins
Cowboys (-3) over Redskins
Rams (-41/2) over Bucs
Bears (+3) over Eagles
Jets (-21/2) over Browns
Chiefs (-7) over Colts
Broncos (-11) over Texans
Bengals (-71/2) over Vikings
Titans (-51/2) over Jaguars
Cardinals (+101/2) over Seahawks
Lions (-9) over Giants
Chargers (-10) over Raiders
Packers (-3) over Steelers
Ravens (-21/2) over Patriots
49ers (-121/2) over Falcons
Last week: 8-7-0 (.533)
Season totals: 84-117-6 (.420)
Noon: Saints at Panthers (Fox)
Noon: Broncos at Texans (CBS)
3:25 p.m.: Patriots at Ravens (CBS)
7:30 p.m.: Bears at Eagles (NBC)
7:40 p.m.: Falcons at 49ers (ESPN)