By Nick Ferraro
1. New Orleans Saints
It was close, but the Saints continue to find ways to win.
2. Indianapolis Colts
Looking at the schedule, it’s hard to imagine the Colts not finishing with a perfect regular season.
3. San Diego Chargers
The Chargers are rolling and have been convincing enough to leap the Bengals for the third spot.
4. Cincinnati Bengals
These tight games against lesser opponents are taking the luster off the new Bengals. They can get it back and then some with a win in Minnesota.
5. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings played their worst game of the season on Sunday night. Another quality opponent is on the slate for Sunday. The Bengals can complicate the playoff picture for Vikings with a road win.
6. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys won a December game and Romo was solid. Nobody will care if they get beat by the Bolts this week.
7. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles are right where they always seem to be at this time of year – making a big playoff push and playing their best football.
8. Denver Broncos
Denver appears to be back in the saddle. We get to see if they are contenders or pretenders this week in Indy.
9. Green Bay Packers
The Packers are on a roll and making some noise behind the Vikings.
10. Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals handled a conference power on Sunday. People will notice again if they can finally keep their level of play at the same height to finish the season.