1. DENVER (4-0)
Last week: 1st
This team is starting to look a lot like the Saints of 2009.
2. SEATTLE (4-0)
Last week: 2nd
Comeback win at Houston could be huge later in season.
3. NEW ORLEANS (4-0)
Last week: 3rd
Unstoppable pass game, defense working well together.
4. NEW ENGLAND (4-0)
Last week: 4th
It hasn’t been pretty, but they’re still getting the job done.
5. KANSAS CITY (4-0)
Last week: 9th
Andy Reid is 3-0 against old friends from the NFC East.
6. INDIANAPOLIS (3-1)
Last week: 12th
They virtually had bye last week down in Jacksonville.
7. CINCINNATI (2-2)
Last week: 5th
They won two in a row, then get throttled by Browns?
8. CHICAGO (3-1)
Last week: 6th
Turnovers did them in against improving Lions team.
9. SAN FRANCISCO (2-2)
Last week: 10th
Extra couple days rest will come in handy vs. Texans.
10. DETROIT (3-1)
Last week: 15th
After beating two winless teams, they jumped Bears.
11. MIAMI (3-1)
Last week: 7th
They are improved, but still have a lot of work to do.
12. BALTIMORE (2-2)
Last week: 8th
Loss to Bills could really cost them later on in season.
13. GREEN BAY (1-2)
Last week: 13th
Had a week off to assess the damages from 1-2 start.
14. TENNESSEE (3-1)
Last week: 17th
They’ve kind of quietly gotten off to very good start.
15. HOUSTON (2-2)
Last week: 11th
After back-to-back losses, they now get angry 49ers.
16. SAN DIEGO (2-2)
Last week: 19th
They’re really hanging in after a tough opening loss.
The second half
17. Dallas (2-2) Last week: 14th
18. Atlanta (1-3) Last week: 15th
19. Arizona (2-2) Last week: 21st
20. Carolina (1-2) Last week: 20th
21. Washington (1-3) Last week: 23rd
22. Minnesota (1-3) Last week: 25th
23. N.Y. Jets (2-2) Last week: 18th
24. Cleveland (3-2) Last week: 28th
25. St. Louis (1-3) Last week: 22nd
26. Philadelphia (1-3) Last week: 26th
27. Buffalo (2-3) Last week: 29th
28. N.Y. Giants (0-4) Last week: 24th
29. Pittsburgh (0-4) Last week: 27th
30. Oakland (1-3) Last week: 30th
31. Tampa Bay (0-4) Last week: 31st
32. Jacksonville (0-4) Last week: 32nd
Game to watch
New Orleans (4-0) at Chicago (3-1)
Noon Sunday, Soldier Field (Fox)
With a little luck and three fewer turnovers by the Bears in last Sunday’s loss to the Lions, this would be a second straight battle of unbeatens for the Saints. But it still should be a good one to watch as the Saints offense goes against a Bears defense hasn’t lived up to its old “Monsters of the Midway” nickname.
Bears (+1) over Saints
Chiefs (-3) over Titans
Ravens (+3) over Dolphins
Rams (-111/2) over Jaguars
Patriots (+1) over Bengals
Seahawks (-3) over Colts
Lions (+7) over Packers
Giants (-21/2) over Eagles
Cardinals (+2) over Panthers
Broncos (-71/2) over Cowboys
Chargers (-41/2) over Raiders
49ers (-61/2) over Texans
Falcons (-10) over Jets
Last week: 7-7-0 (.500)
Season totals: 27-30-2 (.475)
Noon: Saints at Bears (Fox)
Noon: Patriots at Bengals (CBS)
3:25 p.m.: Broncos at Cowboys (CBS)
7:30 p.m.: Texans at 49ers (NBC)
10:35 p.m.: Chargers at Raiders (NFLN)
7:40 p.m.: Jets at Falcons (ESPN)