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(Last week’s ranking in parentheses)

1. Houston Texans. Andre Johnson il fuoco. (1)

2. Atlanta Falcons. Nice to win when QB throws for 165 yards. (3)

3. San Francisco 49ers. Alex Smith: “It sucks. I don’t know what else to say.” (2)

4. Baltimore Ravens. Do close wins mean they’re team of destiny? (4)

5. New England Patriots. Tom Brady greater than “Tangled Up in Blue.” (5)

6. N.Y. Giants. Fewest sacks allowed in NFL. (14)

7. Green Bay Packers. O-line must get act together. (6)

8. Denver Broncos. Bucs have allowed 51 passes of 20-plus yards. (7)

9. Chicago Bears. Nothing says the great Midwest like Rutgers. (8)

10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Freeman 21 TDs, 7 INTs. (10)

11. Indianapolis Colts. More than 2 dozen Colts shaved heads for Pagano. (13)

12. New Orleans Saints. Les Miles gets pay hike thanks to Arkansas offer he never was taking. (9)

13. Pittsburgh Steelers. AFC so weak they can afford loss to Ravens. (11)

14. Washington Redskins. RG3 passes Peyton as NFL’s top-selling jersey. (15)

15. Seattle Seahawks. Lynch 1,051 yards. (12)

16. Minnesota Vikings. AP No. 1 yards from scrimmage. (16)

17. Cincinnati Bengals. Defense has risen to 9th in league. (18)

18. Detroit Lions. No. 2 on offense. (17)

19. Dallas Cowboys. 32nd in rushing. (20)

20. St. Louis Rams. Jackson to hit 1,000 yards 8th straight year. (26)

21. San Diego Chargers. Title of Bolts’ season video: Fourth and 29. (22)

22. Tennessee Titans. Nashville a good NFL town. (19)

23. Buffalo Bills. If Fireman Ed were a Bills fan, by now he’d have made like Tibetan protester and set self on fire. (21)

24. Miami Dolphins. Florida finishes election count: Rutherford B. Hayes declared winner over Samuel Tilden. (23)

25. Cleveland Browns. Trying to sell hope with youth. (28)

26. N.Y. Jets. Sanchez more off target than the Amazing Criswell. (25)

27. Carolina Panthers. Shaky special teams. (29)

28. Philadelphia Eagles. Eagles spent summer watching Deion Sanders how-to-tackle videos. (24)

29. Jacksonville Jaguars. Muschamp did great job managing Gators’ ugly wins. (31)

30. Arizona Cardinals. Lost 7 straight. (27)

31. Oakland Raiders. Carson Palmer just 7-13 with Raiders. (30)

32. Kansas City Chiefs. Just 14.6 ppg. (32)