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1. Philadelphia Eagles (8-1)
Last week #1
The Eagles are first against the run and third overall in rushing. Carson Wentz has 23 touchdowns and only five picks. He’s taken sole possession of first place in the MVP race.
2. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2)
Last week #2
The Steelers are fifth in yards given up and are tenth in yards gained. They have a well balanced attack that is starting to get healthy at the right time.
3. i New England Patriots (6-2)
Last week #3
Tom Brady has 16 touchdowns and two interceptions in eight games this season. The Patriots are seventh in scoring overall.
4. Los Angeles Rams (5-2)
Last week #7
The highest scoring team in the league (32.8 points per game) have given up (only) a total of 34 points in their last three games.
5. Minnesota Vikings (6-2)
Last week #5
Minnesota is seventh against the pass and third against the run. The news of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater being activated from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list is a big boost.
6. New Orleans Saints (6-2)
Last week #8
The Saints have reeled off six straight wins. Their defense is now in the top ten (ninth) in points allowed. A far cry from the team that started the season 0-2.
7. Seattle Seahawks (5-3)
Last week #4
The Seahawks are fifth in points allowed. The offense is fourth in yards gained. They are tenth in scoring but sometimes they seem to struggle on offense.
8. Kansas City Chiefs (6-3)
Last week #6
The last four weeks have been a struggle. Their overall season has some quality wins. They still have the fewest turnovers (four) of any team.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-3)
Last week #10
The Jaguars defense might be historically good. First in points allowed and third in yards given up.
10 . Carolina Panthers (6-3)
Last week #11
They have given up the least amount of yards in the league. The offense is still very limited but finding itself.
11. Dallas Cowboys (5-3)
Last week #12
The Cowboys are fourth in scoring and eighth in yards gained. The defense has given up 15.3 points per gane against their last three opponents.
12. Buffalo Bills (5-3)
Last week #9
The Bills have dropped to fifth in points allowed. The fact that I used the word dropped shows how good their defense has been all season
13. Tennessee Titans (5-3)
Last week #14
Tennessee owns the ground ranking top ten in rushing and rushing yards allowed. They have ten rushing touchdowns while only allowing three.
14. Detroit Lions (4-4)
Last week #21
Detroit is second in forcing turnovers (16). They are eighth overall in scoring.
15. Atlanta Falcons (4-4)
Last week #13
Atlanta has the highest paid combo of quarterback, running back, and wide reviever in the league. The team has failed to score 20 points in all their losses.
16. Washington Redskins (4-4)
Last week #20
The Redskins have played one lowly team all season. They have endured a tough schedule to break even. Could be worse.
17. Baltimore Ravens (4-5)
Last week #15
The Ravens are seventh in both points allowed and yards given up. Their offense is almost non existent.
18. Oakland Raiders (4-5)
Last week #25
The Raiders are ranked 21st in points allowed and 26th in yards given up. They have shown flashes but its not all there.
19. Denver Broncos (3-5)
Last week #17
Denver remains second in yards given up. There offense is awful amidst this four game losing streak.
20. New York Jets (4-5)
Last week #23
The Jets are sixth in forced turnovers. They have no offensive numbers to really talk about.
21. Houston Texans (3-5)
Last week #16
Houston has lost two straight giving up a total of 61 points in the process. With Deshaun Watson down for the count the rest of the season looks bleek.
22. Miami Dolphins (4-4)
Last week #18
The league’s worst offense remains the same. The defensive play has been up and down all season.
23. Los Angeles Chargers (3-5)
Last week #22
The Chargers are seventh in points allowed and eight in passing yards allowed.
24. Chicago Bears (3-5)
Last week #24
They continue to grind out yards on the ground ranked sixth in rushing . The defense has come on strong, they are eighth in yards given up
25. Arizona Cardinals (4-4)
Last week #27
Near the bottom in yards allowed and points given up, they are also near the bottom in points scored.
26. Green Bay Packers (4-4)
Last week #19
With Brett Hundley moving the team at a snails pace, its hard to see wins in their future.
27. Cincinnati Bengals (3-5)
Last week #26
The Bengals are last in yards gained. They are first in sleeper holds after A.J. Green’s altercation on Sunday.
28. Indianapolis Colts (2-6)
Last week #29
The Colts are 25th in both points scored and yards gained. They are near the bottom in points allowed and yards gained.
29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-6)
Last week #26
The passing game was the only thing working for them. Now Jameis Winston is shut down for weeks (or so we figure).
30. New York Giants (1-7)
Last week #30
Anarchy in the Giants locker room, with two anonymous players saying they’ve tuned out the head coach (Ben Mcadoo).
31. San Francisco 49ers (0-9)
Last week #31
Thr 49ers are preparing for next year. Newly acquired Jimmy Garoppolo first even play on Sunday.
32. Cleveland Browns (0-8)
Last week #32
The Browns are 31st in points gained and 28th in points allowed. A great formula for a top pick in next years draft.