STEVE CORKRAN'S NFL RANKINGS

1. Colts (6-2)

Won past five games against NFC teams. Hosting Rams on Sunday in a stadium where Andrew Luck is 10-2, with 20 touchdown passes and six interceptions as starter.

2. Chiefs (9-0)

Bye week. Travel to Denver for first of two games against Broncos within 14 days, beginning with Nov. 17 contest.

3. Broncos (7-1)

Averaged NFL-record 42.9 points per game first half of season. Playing Chargers on Sunday in only second divisional game of season.

4. Seahawks (8-1)

Pete Carroll-coached teams are 0-4 all time vs. Falcons. Rematch of last season's NFC divisional playoff game won by Falcons.

5. 49ers (6-2)

Won five straight games by an average of 22.6 points. Hosting Panthers on Sunday in game between two of league's hottest teams.

6. Bengals (6-3)

RB Giovani Bernard, one of two players Bengals acquired via draft picks received from Raiders in trade for QB Carson Palmer, leads all rookies in yards from scrimmage. Bengals seeking to avenge 44-13 loss at Baltimore last season.

7. Patriots (7-2)


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Bye week. Play the resurgent Panthers on Monday night, Nov. 18.

8. Saints (6-2)

Drew Brees passed for 446 yards and three touchdowns in last game against Dallas. Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan coaching against team that fired him after last season.

9. Lions (5-3)

Playing Bears on Sunday with a chance for series sweep and take sole possession of first place in the NFC North, if the Packers also lose. WR Calvin Johnson averaging 103 yards receiving per game.

10. Bears (5-3)

DE Shea McClellin leads team with 31/2 sacks, of which three came Monday night vs. Packers. RB Matt Forte averages 119.6 yards from scrimmage in 11 career games vs. Lions.

11. Packers (5-3)

Seneca Wallace expected to start in place of injured QB Aaron Rodgers on Sunday. Wallace posted career-best 90-yard touchdown pass in last game vs. Eagles.

12. Panthers (5-3)

Won four straight games this season and three in a row against the 49ers. Panthers' defense is third in the league in average yards allowed per game (299.9).

13. Dolphins (4-4)

Cameron Wake boasts team-high 51/2 sacks -- three came last Thursday against Bengals. Ryan Tannehill needs one touchdown pass against Buccaneers on Monday night to match 2012 total (12).

14. Cowboys (5-4)

Tony Romo passed for 416 yards and four touchdowns in previous meeting vs. Saints. Dez Bryant notched 18 receiving touchdowns in past 17 games.

15. New York Jets (5-4)

Bye week. Play Bills on the road Nov. 17 in rematch of game won by Jets in September.

16. Chargers (4-4)

Danny Woodhead already posted career-high in receptions (49) and leads all running backs in that category this season. Rookie WR Keenan Allen averaged 104.3 yards receiving past four games.

17. Eagles (4-5)

Nick Foles has 13 touchdown passes, zero interceptions and a 127.4 passer rating this season. Eagles can reach .500 with win over Packers on Sunday and gain share of first place in NFC East if Cowboys lose.

18. Ravens (3-5)

Won 8 of past 10 home games against divisional foes. RB Ray Rice scored more touchdowns (eight) vs. Bengals than any other team.

19. Titans (4-4)

Hosting winless Jaguars on Sunday in hopes of getting above .500 and remaining in thick of playoff chase. TE Delanie Walker five receptions shy of breaking career-high (29).

20. Browns (4-5)

Bye week. Shooting for season sweep of Bengals at Cincinnati on Nov. 17.

21. Cardinals (4-4)

Hosting Texans on Sunday with designs on getting above .500 for one of few times in recent seasons. LB John Abraham posted three sacks, two forced fumbles past two games.

22. Rams (3-6)

RB Zac Stacy averaged 130.5 yards and a touchdown rushing past two games. DE Robert Quinn leads NFC with 10 sacks.

23. Texans (2-6)

Case Keenum shooting for third consecutive game with 100+ passer rating. S Ed Reed leads active players with 61 interceptions.

24. Bills (3-6)

Mario Williams three sacks shy of matching career-high (14) set in 2007. WR Marquise Goodwin scored a touchdown each of past two games, aiming to make it three in a row against Steelers on Sunday.

25. Falcons (2-6)

Matt Ryan 3-0 all-time vs. Seahawks. Ageless TE Tony Gonzalez has caught at least one pass in 203 consecutive games, second-longest streak in NFL history.

26. Raiders (3-5)

Terrelle Pryor leads NFL quarterbacks with 485 yards rushing and needs 45 to break Rich Gannon's single-season franchise record. WR Denarius Moore (513 yards) on pace for first 1,000-yard receiving season by a Raider since 2005 (Randy Moss).

27. Redskins (3-5)

LB Ryan Kerrigan forced four fumbles and recorded 81/2 sacks past 10 games. Playing Vikings team Thursday night that remains unsettled at quarterback from week to week.

28. Steelers (2-6)

Beat Bills seven of past eight meetings. WR Antonio Brown on pace for 122 receptions, 53 more than career-high.

29. New York Giants (2-6)

Nick Foles had perfect passer rating vs. Raiders on Sunday. Eli Manning had a perfect passer rating against the Raiders the last time they played (2009).

30. Vikings (1-7)

Adrian Peterson rushed for 1,150 yards and 0 touchdowns in past nine homes games. LB Erin Henderson only player in league with 3+ sacks and 2+ interceptions.

31. Buccaneers (0-8)

Beat Dolphins three of past four meetings. Rookie Mike Glennon passed for five touchdowns, no interceptions past three games.

32. Jaguars (0-8)

Beat Titans three of past five meetings. RB Maurice Jones-Drew averaged 155.3 yards rushing past three games at Tennessee.