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(Last week’s ranking in parentheses)

1. Houston Texans. Blitz NFL-high 44 percent. (1)

2. Atlanta Falcons. Beaten Panthers 8 of last 10. (2)

3. New England Patriots. Tom Brady greater than Randle McMurphy. (5)

4. Green Bay Packers. Cobb has 1,900 total yards. (7)

5. Denver Broncos. Von Miller 16 sacks. (8)

6. San Francisco 49ers. Linebacker Ahmad Brooks underrated. (3)

7. N.Y. Giants. DL Justin Tuck overrated. (6)

8. Baltimore Ravens. Swiss Army Knife should hire Ray Rice as spokesman. (4)

9. Chicago Bears. Tice doing solid job as OC. (9)

10. Pittsburgh Steelers. Charlie Batch earned his $925K last week. (13)

11. Indianapolis Colts. Colts are minus-16 on turnovers. (11)

12. Seattle Seahawks. Rookie LB Bobby Wagner 100 tackles. (15)

13. Washington Redskins. RG3 three straight 100-plus passer ratings. (14)

14. Cincinnati Bengals. Dec. 23 at Pitt is a playoff game. (17)

15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The opposite of love is not hate, it’s being a Bucs fan. (10)

16. Minnesota Vikings. Have lost 7 of last 9 to Bears. (16)

17. New Orleans Saints. Defensive end Cam Jordan has 7 sacks . (12)

18. Dallas Cowboys. All banged up. (19)

19. St. Louis Rams. Zuerlein could be difference. (20)

20. Detroit Lions. Suh is a force on the pass rush. (18)

21. San Diego Chargers. Hiring Norv was as bad an idea as installing Princeton offense on Lakers. (21)

22. Tennessee Titans. You can’t spell “scavenger hunt” (for a coach, that is) without “UT.” (22)

23. Buffalo Bills. Wondering whatever happened to Willie Ross. (23)

24. Miami Dolphins. Prepare to be waxed by 49ers. (24)

25. Cleveland Browns. Richardson averaging 95.8 his last 5. (25)

26. N.Y. Jets. Certainties: Death, taxes and coaches see what they want to see. (26)

27. Carolina Panthers. 3-9 despite No. 18 offense, No. 14 defense. (27)

28. Philadelphia Eagles. Their defensive talent is perfectly suited to flag football. (28)

29. Jacksonville Jaguars. Decent shot at No. 1 overall pick. (29)

30. Oakland Raiders. McFadden has started 41 of 77 NFL games. (31)

31: Arizona Cardinals. No team is playing worse right now. (30)

32. Kansas City Chiefs. Can’t blame Chiefs if they have emotional letdown against Browns. (32)