As promised, it was a crazy week in the Top 12. Of the six teams that went head-to-head, the lower ranked team won each time. (Really shows that I know what I'm talking about, eh?) That, coupled with San Fran's loss to unranked Indy, set the board in a tail spin. One thing that didn't change? Your top two teams...
#1 - Seattle Seahawks
They thumped the Jaguars and took care of business. Now they face an uninspiring Texans team that has played themselves out of the Top 12.
Last Week: 1 Change: 0 Record: 3-0 Next Game: vs. Texans
#2 - Denver Broncos
Should be another cake walk for Denver this week. At this point, they are just waiting for the Seahawks to trip up.
Last Week: 2 Change: 0 Record: 3-0 Next Game: vs. Eagles
#3 - New Orleans Saints
The Saints defense is playing at a very high level right now, and so is their offense. Think the team is happy to have their coach back?
Last Week: 7 Change: +3 Record: 3-0 Next Game: vs. Dolphins
#4 - New England Patriots
The Pats finally put the thumping on an inferior team. Now they get their first real challenge of the season in Atlanta. Will Gronk or Amendola be back? If not, it could be a long night.
Last Week: 4 Change: +2 Record: 3-0 Next Game: @ Falcons
#5 - Cincinnati Bengals
Yes, they were a late fumble away from losing the game, but that's football. Bottom line is that the Bengals have played some tough football this season and are looking good.
Last Week: 9 Change: +4 Record: 2-1 Next Game: @ Browns
#6 - Chicago Bears
They've dropped two weeks in a row despite winning and being undefeated. Such is life when 7 of 32 teams have yet to lose.
Last Week: 5 Change: -1 Record: 3-0 Next Game: @ Lions
#7 - Green Bay Packers
Dropping three points for a close loss to a good team is a bit harsh. The bottom line is that the Packers have failed to get it done now twice in three weeks.
Last Week: 4 Change: -3 Record: 1-2 Next Game: Bye Week
#8 - Baltimore Ravens
Who would've thought the depleted Ravens would be looking better than the Niners at this point? Not I.
Last Week: 11 Change: +3 Record: 2-1 Next Game: @ Bills
#9 - San Francisco 49ers
It's been two weeks of ugly football for the Niners. They are here pretty much solely by last season's reputation.
Last Week: 3 Change: -6 Record: 1-2 Next Game: @ Rams
#10 - Atlanta Falcons
It's hard to rank the Falcons higher than the Dolphins after last weeks game. That being said, if the game was in the Georgia Dome, I think we'd have seen a different outcome.
Last Week: 8 Change: -2 Record: 1-2 Next Game: vs. Patriots
#11 - Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins did what they needed to do to stay ranked in the Top 12. It looks like the AFC East may be an interesting division after all.
Last Week: 12 Change: +1 Record: 3-0 Next Game: @ Saints
#12 - Indianapolis Colts
Houston played themselves out of this spot. The Chiefs mad a strong case for it as well. Ultimately, the Colts had the most impressive win this week of the bunch and so they get to taste the Top 12 for the first time this year.
Last Week: N/A Change: N/A Record: 2-1 Next Game: @ Jaguars