Â by Nick Ferraro
Â 1. Chicago Bears â€“ The Bears showed some vulnerability on Monday, but still escaped with a win.Â At least we know theyâ€™re human now.
2.Â Â Â Â Â Indianapolis Colts â€“ The Colts porous run defense gets a test Sunday in trying to stop Clinton Portis and the Skins.
3.Â Â Â Â Â Denver Broncos â€“ The Broncos appeared to have a preseason game plan in place on offense for the Raiders.Â It didnâ€™t matter with the way their defense is playing.
4.Â Â Â Â Â San Diego Chargers â€“ The Chargers moved to 4-1 for the year having lost the only game theyâ€™ve played against a decent team.Â The trip to Kansas City is never easy for division opponents, and it should tell us more about the Chargers.
5.Â Â Â Â Â Seattle Seahawks â€“ The Seahawks established themselves as the leader in the NFC West with a gutsy performance on the road against the Rams.
6.Â Â Â Â Â New England Patriots â€“ The Pats have two very winnable road games before hosting the Colts.Â Iâ€™m looking forward to that one.
7.Â Â Â Â Â New Orleans Saints â€“ The Saints won a tight game against a solid opponent Sunday.Â That says a lot about this team and their chances to hold off Carolina.
8.Â Â Â Â Â Philadelphia Eagles â€“ Losing to New Orleans is certainly not the embarrassment it used to be, but giving up as many big plays as the Eagles did is a concern.
9.Â Â Â Â Â Carolina Panthers â€“ The Panthers are rounding into form along with the improved health of Steve Smith.
10.Â Jacksonville Jaguars â€“ Sundayâ€™s game in Houston is a must-win for the Jags if they want us to continue believing they are an elite team.Â