- Arizona Cardinals (6-0)
Last Week: 1
The trip to Cleveland was supposed to be a more difficult task for the Cards. The defense allowed only seven points outside of a hail-mary touchdown at the half. Cleveland’s top-ranked rush offense only gained 73 yards Sunday.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-1)
Last Week: 2
The scary thing about the Bucs is that they are getting production from the rushing game of late. This week’s game against the Bears should be nothing more than a speedbump for the Bucs coming off extended rest.
- Los Angeles Rams (5-1)
Last Week: 4
The Rams are now ranked fourth overall in passing offense after the rout of the Giants. Stafford is the second-rated quarterback overall among players who have played more than two games. The Rams can’t be happier with the move from Jared Goff.
- Green Bay Packers (5-1)
Last Week: 3
The Packers have ripped off five straight wins after the no-show in week one. They get a tune up this week as the Washington football team comes to town before they travel to play the top-ranked Cardinals in a game that could be a major factor in determining post-season seeding the NFC.
- Dallas Cowboys (5-1)
Last Week: 8
The Cowboys are gaining believers are they continue to pile up wins. The week one loss on the road in Tampa is their only loss thus far. If they win this week in Minnesota, they get two straight at home against weaker competition. That would put them at 8-1 as they travel to play the Chiefs.
- Baltimore Ravens (5-1)
Last Week: 10
The Ravens won convincingly Sunday limiting the league’s best-balanced offense to only six points. Lamar Jackson continues to mature as a passer. If they play well again at home this week, they will extend their lead in the AFC North to two games.
- Buffalo Bills (4-2)
Last Week: 6
The Bills top-ranked defense had its worst game of the year on Monday night. They should recover nicely this week at home against the anemic Dolphin attack. This week’s game is followed by trips to play the Jets and Jags, so Buffalo should be feeling much better about life as they enter the season’s most difficult stretch in mid-November.
- Los Angeles Chargers (4-2)
Last Week: 9
The Chargers were dominated Sunday in Baltimore. Justin Herbert led the team with 12 yards rushing. The Chargers need much more from the ground game if they are going to contend in the AFC.
- Kansas City Chiefs (3-3)
Last Week: 7
The Chiefs had their best defensive effort thus far on Sunday in Washington. The 13 points allowed to Washington broke a three-game streak where the Chiefs allowed over 30 points per game. Things will be more difficult this week as Derrick Henry and the Titans come to KC.
- Cincinnati Bengals (4-2)
Last Week: 5
It’s been a while since the Bengals were mentioned in the top ten. It’s the Bengal’s eighth-ranked defense that has them a game behind the Ravens in the AFC North. The Bengals get a chance to show how far they have come this week in Baltimore.