Two teams remain undefeated, while the Broncos suffered their first defeat at the hands of the Ravens. Both the Saints and Colts struggled to win at home, although the former was playing a more formidable team in the Atlanta Falcons. The Ravens came into the game well rested and man handled the Broncos from start to finish.
The Brett Favre led Vikings had their way again with the Packers, this time in mostly hostile Lambeau Field. While the Patriots, Bengals and Steelers all had a bye week, the Eagles and Cowboys moved up the rankings with convincing wins. Philadelphia's victory was the most impressive of the week as they totally dominated the Giants in every phase of the game, winning by a 40-17 score that sounds closer than reality. This week the Eagles and Cowboys go head-to-head with first place in the NFC East at stake.
The Texans have been somewhat off the radar, but jumped into the top 15 for the first time with another impressive win. Their offense continues to improve and post big numbers, but they suffered a big blow when Owen Daniels was lost for the season to a knee injury. The Cardinals have been Jekyl and Hyde, losing at home to the Panthers after seeming to have emerged. This season's edition is looking a lot like last year's team that barely reached .500, but then played with greater energy in the post season.
- Saints (7-0)-Another win against contender makes them team to beat
- Colts (7-0)-Lucky to get by the 49ers, same effort will get an L this week
- Broncos (6-1)- After lopsided loss face another big test vs Steelers
- Vikings (7-1)-Have all the ingredients to go to Super Bowl
- Patriots (5-2)-Brady hoping for snow to roll up TD passes
- Eagles (5-2)-Crushed Giants with NFL's most explosive offense
- Cowboys(5-2)-Coming on strong after slow start and questions
- Bengals (5-2)- Repeating against Ravens will be doubly difficult
- Steelers (5-2)-Looking to make a statement to league in Denver
- Giants (5-3)-Third straight loss has them reeling, confidence down
- Texans (5-3)- Could Schaub lead Texans to upset of Colts?
- Ravens (4-3)-Defense back just in time for the Bengals
- Falcons (4-3)- Saints were too much, but Redskins should cure them
- Cardinals (4-3)-Up and down team that lacks motivation to excel
- Packers (4-3)-Favre led Vikings proved they are a better team