1. SEATTLE (11-1)
Last week: 1st
If there were any questions, they’ve been answered.
2. DENVER (10-2)
Last week: 3rd
They certainly showed the Chiefs who owns division.
3. NEW ENGLAND (9-3)
Last week: 4th
All the Belichick/Brady haters had them counted out.
4. CAROLINA (9-3)
Last week: 5th
Next stop: Superdome. They’ll have to earn this one.
5. NEW ORLEANS (9-3)
Last week: 2nd
They failed in biggest test. Now, will they rebound?
6. SAN FRANCISCO (8-4)
Last week: 7th
They’re back and could be tough to beat in playoffs.
7. CINCINNATI (8-4)
Last week: 8th
After a big West Coast win, they’ll be tested by Colts.
8. INDIANAPOLIS (8-4)
Last week: 10th
They will be set up nicely if they can trip the Bengals.
9. KANSAS CITY (9-3)
Last week: 6th
If they don’t beat lowly Redskins, they’ll be in trouble.
10. PHILADELPHIA (7-5)
Last week: 13th
They’re coming on strong with four straight victories.
11. DALLAS (7-5)
Last week: 11th
OK, they’ve won in a row. But can they keep it going?
12. DETROIT (7-5)
Last week: 12th
Huge game looms on the road against surging Eagles.
13. ARIZONA (7-5)
Last week: 9th
They can’t afford to fall too far behind in NFC West.
14. BALTIMORE (6-6)
Last week: 16th
With three wins in four games, they’re making a run.
15. MIAMI (6-6)
Last week: 20th
They’re fighting to get into the playoff conversation.
16. CHICAGO (6-6)
Last week: 14th
They’ll be close to done if they don’t beat Cowboys.
The second half
17. San Diego (5-7) Last week: 15th
18. Green Bay (5-6-1) Last week: 18th
19. N.Y. Giants (5-7) Last week: 21st
20. Tennessee (5-7) Last week: 17th
21. St. Louis (5-7) Last week: 19th
22. Pittsburgh (5-7) Last week: 23rd
23. N.Y. Jets (5-7) Last week: 22nd
24. Buffalo (4-8) Last week: 24th
25. Minnesota (3-8-1) Last week: 28th
26. Atlanta (3-9) Last week: 30th
27. Oakland (4-8) Last week: 27th
28. Jacksonville (4-9) Last week: 31st
29. Tampa Bay (3-9) Last week: 25th
30. Cleveland (4-8) Last week: 26th
31. Washington (3-9) Last week: 29th
32. Houston (2-11) Last week: 32nd
Game to watch
Panthers (9-3) at Saints (9-3)
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Mercedes-Benz Superdome (NBC)
The NFL and NBC decided a couple of weeks ago to flex this game from a noon kickoff, which was a shrewd move considering it was supposed to be Atlanta and Green Bay -- a pair of teams that have combined for fewer wins (eight) than either the streaking Panthers or the Saints. It’s for the outright lead in the NFC South, so enjoy.
Saints (-3) over Panthers
Chiefs (-3) over Redskins
Ravens (-61/2) over Vikings
Patriots (-11) over Browns
Jets (-3) over Raiders
Colts (+61/2) over Bengals
Lions (+21/2) over Eagles
Steelers (-3) over Dolphins
Bills (+21/2) over Bucs
Broncos (-12) over Titans
Cardinals (-61/2) over Rams
Chargers (-3) over Giants
Seahawks (+21/2) over 49ers
Packers (-31/2) over Falcons
Cowboys (pick) over Bears
Last week: 4-8-1 (.346)
Season totals: 69-102-6 (.407)
Noon: Lions at Eagles (Fox)
Noon: Dolphins at Steelers (CBS)
3:25 p.m.: Seahawks at 49ers (Fox)
7:30 p.m.: Panthers at Saints (NBC)
7:40 p.m.: Cowboys at Bears (ESPN)