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1. Seahawks: Russell Wilson continues to amaze with over 200 passing yards and 100 rushing yards on Monday night to keep Seattle in the top spot.

2. Broncos: Peyton Manning’s got 500 touchdowns and he’s still going strong, and he was particularly impressive against Arizona’s ball-hawking secondary.

3. Colts: Andrew Luck has the offense in a good rhythm, while the defensive line is finding ways to generate pressure.

4. Chargers: Their 8-1 record since Week 14 of last season is the best record in the league in that stretch.

5. Bengals: How they bounce back from the beating they took in New England will say a lot about what they’re made of.

6. Ravens: They need to get back to running the ball after a tough loss at Indy.

7. Panthers: Nice comeback in Chicago, but Cam Newton needs a healthy running back to balance the offense.

8. Eagles: Unimpressive win over the lowly Rams.  They need to find a way to get LeSean McCoy on track.

9. Cardinals: Key injuries on both sides of the ball kept them from slowing down the Denver juggernaut.

10. Patriots: Was Sunday night’s beatdown of the Bengals what we should expect from Tom Brady’s unit going forward?

11. 49ers: Seem to have found their groove on offense, but it’s their defense keeping them afloat right now.

12. Browns: Brian Hoyer is making the decision to keep Johnny Football on the bench an easy one.

13. Packers: Eddie Lacy finally got going.  More of the same, and they’ll soon be moving up this list.

14. Cowboys: Starting 4-1 is great, but Tony Romo needs to be careful calling out fans like he did after their win over Houston.

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15. Texans: How far can they really go with Ryan Fitzpatrick at the helm?

16. Dolphins: Will be interesting to see how they pick up after this long London layoff.

17. Chiefs: Tough loss in San Francisco, but they’re much better than they looked early in the season.

18. Falcons: They’ve got too many injuries on the offensive line and need to find a way to win away from the Georgia Dome.

19. Lions: Could be in real trouble if Calvin Johnson can’t stay on the field.

20. Giants: Eli Manning has the Giants playing much better in Ben McAdoo’s offense.

21. Bears:  Jay Cutler’s inconsistency continues to disappoint.

22. Steelers: How good or bad is this team?  They didn’t do much to impress in their win in Jacksonville.

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23. Bills: Will go as far as Kyle Orton and Dan Carpenter’s leg will carry them, which probably isn’t far.

24. Vikings: Dear Teddy Bridgewater, please come back soon.

25. Saints: Is there trouble brewing between head coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan?

26. Redskins: Time to chalk this season up as a rebuilding effort?

27. Rams:  Great effort in their loss to Philadelphia, but it’s going to be a steep learning curve for Austin Davis.

28. Titans: Can Jake Locker stay healthy, and does it even matter?

29. Buccaneers: Mike Glennon gives them a chance, just not a great one.

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30. Jets: Too much drama in house.

31. Jaguars: Blake Bortles is going to take a beating, but it should be a valuable learning experience for the rookie QB.

32. Raiders: The Oakland Raiders… enough said.  Good luck, Tony Sparano.