by Nick Ferraro
1.Â Indianapolis Colts â€“ The Colts are again on top with nothing to prove until the playoffs.
2.Â Chicago Bears â€“ The Bears got caught looking toward the Giant game.Â Now they get to actually play it.Â Itâ€™s their first against a good team, and everyone wants to see how good they really are.
3.Â New York Giants â€“ The Giants have a home game with a chance to lay claim to the NFCâ€™s inside track on home field.
4.Â Denver Broncos â€“ Winning in Pittsburgh against the champions with their collective backs firmly against the wall was big for Denver.
5.Â San Diego Chargers â€“ The Bolts have lost the two games theyâ€™ve played against good teams and given up more points to bad teams than they would like.
6.Â New Orleans Saints â€“ You canâ€™t call the Saints a surprise anymore when they beat you.
7.Â New England Patriots â€“ The teams the Pats have beaten have a collective record of 20-28.Â The teams they have lost to, both at home, are 14-2.Â Why are people still picking this team to win in the playoffs?
8.Â Baltimore Ravens â€“ The defense will keep them in every game, but can they score enough?
9.Â Kansas City Chiefs â€“ Jet fans arenâ€™t going to like it, but Herm Edwards is a coach of the year candidate after going 5-1 with his backup QB and a suspect defense.
10.Â Jacksonville Jaguars â€“ Another nice team in Jacksonville with no chance of doing anything in January.