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1. Patriots

Tom Brady is on pace to throw 61 touchdown passes.

2. Colts

Average margin of victory this season: 14.6 points.

3. Cowboys

Best team in NFC plays three straight division games after bye.

4. Packers

Brett Favre is averaging more than 41 attempts a game and completing at 64.8 percent rate.

5. Giants

Five straight wins and everyone is happy with Tom Coughlin again.

6. Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger is 8-0 as a starter in NFL games in Ohio.

7. Titans

Rob Bironas kicked an NFL-record eight field goals last Sunday and still has fewer than Matt Stover this season.

8. Panthers

Vinny Testaverde will start at quarterback.

9. Jaguars

Who is Quinn Gray and how is he a starting quarterback in the NFL?

10. Redskins

Improved secondary will get the ultimate test against Tom Brady and Randy Moss.

11. Lions

Have been blown out in their past two visits to Soldier Field - 34-7 last year and 38-6 in 2005.

12. Buccaneers

Have won all three home games by an average of 13.6 points.

13. Chargers

Wildfires in San Diego have relocated team for second time in four years.

14. Chiefs

Herm Edwards has turned around a team that seemed destined to fall.

15. Ravens

Need to come out of the bye with fewer injuries and more attitude.

16. Seahawks

Recorded 20 sacks in their four victories but just three sacks in their three losses.

17. Browns

Derek Anderson has thrown 14 TD passes, which is four more TDs than the Ravens have scored as a team.

18. Broncos

Struggling defense has allowed 35.6 points the past three games.

19. Cardinals

Constantly hurt themselves with a league-worst 59 penalties.

20. Bears

Offense is more pass-oriented with QB Brian Griese.

21. Texans

Losing four of their past five games has sent Texans free-falling.

22. Saints

This could be a dangerous team if it continues to build momentum.

23. Vikings

Front office blew it by not signing a veteran quarterback in free agency.

24. Eagles

Donovan McNabb is no longer among the NFL's elite players.

25. Bills

Drafted Trent Edwards with one of the picks acquired in the Willis McGahee trade.

26. Bengals

Ravens secondary is among those in favor of Bengals getting rid of Chad Johnson.

27. Raiders

Better than record indicates; held fourth-quarter leads in three of their four losses.

28. 49ers

Don't know if the return of Alex Smith will solve the 49ers' offensive problems.

29. Jets

It's time to think of the future. It's time to start Kellen Clemens.

30. Falcons

From Michael Vick saga to Byron Leftwich injury, it just gets more painful to watch this team.

31. Dolphins

Lost Ronnie Brown for the season and are 0-7 for the first time in their 42-year history.

32. Rams

Scott Linehan is on the hot seat despite the numerous injuries.

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