1. Vikings (8-1; last week’s No. 2): Team of destiny, even if destiny means finding another impressive losing streak in the postseason.
2. Chiefs (7-2; No. 3): The road to Arizona could end at Arrowhead.
3. Eagles (8-1; No. 1): The ’72 Dolphins can rightfully celebrate their 50th anniversary of success.
4. Giants (7-2; No. 6): Quietly, calmly, methodically, they roll.
5. Dolphins (7-3; No. 9): The offense is becoming increasingly unstoppable. The question is whether he will travel in January. Probably not.
6. Ravens (6-3; No. 7): Out of sight for a week, but not out of your mind when looking at the best teams in the conference.
7. Cowboys (6-3; No. 4): With more games like Sunday’s, Sean Payton’s chatter will rise again.
8. Jets (6-3; No. 10): Yes, even if they’re healthy, they’re good enough to move up a notch or two.
9. Bills (6-3; No. 5): Blowing a 17-point second-half lead at home is not what Super Bowl favorites do.
10. 49ers (5-4; No. 11): Great teams look for ways to win when they’re not playing well.
11. Seahawks (6-4; No. 8): Got the Bucks at the worst possible time, in the worst possible place.
12. Patriots (5-4; No. 12): If they still get there, they could be a factor in the AFC playoff field.
13. Titans (6-3; No. 14): A short-week trip to Green Bay will be a good litmus test to see if they’re a true contender.
14. Buccaneers (5-5; No. 16): Dorian Gray is becoming Benjamin Button.
15. Bengals (5-4; No. 15): Time to move on.
16. Commanders (5-5; No. 18): Carson Wentz He once lost his job based on how he played in Philly. He’s losing it now, depending on how his backup played there.
17. Chargers (5-4; No. 13): The playoffs are uncertain for a team that sure knows how to screw itself up.
18. Packers (4-6; No. 22): The young receivers are finally getting comfortable. Their $50 million quarterback would have happened earlier if they hadn’t ignored them during the offseason.
19. Falcons (4-6; No. 17): No team can run the ball better than the Falcons.
20. Cardinals (4-6; No. 23): The Cardinals have their own version. Geno Smith On the list of names. The fans are starting to know about it.
21. Browns (3-6; No. 19): Nineteen days until DeShawn.
22. Colts (4-5-1; No. 32): Can it continue? Yes, if you play pirates every week.
24. Lions (3-6; No. 27): Doing enough to thwart another regime change.
25. Bears (3-7; No. 21): Embarrassing to have. Justin FieldsBrilliance is often wasted.
26. Panthers (3-7; No. 28): Baker Mayfield He’ll get another chance to show if he can be a full-time starter.
27. Steelers (3-6; No. 29): Still not done with two possible games against the Ravens.
28. Broncos (3-6; No. 25): Nathaniel Hackett continues to do himself no favors.
29. Saints (3-7; v. 24): Why not Tessom Hill The starting quarterback?
30. Jaguars (3-7; No. 26): “They have a lot of potential” has been this team’s motto for years.
31. Texans (1-7-1; No. 31): Arguably the best 1-7-1 team in league history.
32. Robbers (2-7; verse 30): “Rome was not built in a day.” It didn’t fail completely in one day either.