1. Texans (4-0) Off to first ever 4-0 start in franchise history; facing Jets team that is 5-0 against Texans all-time

2. Falcons (4-0) They are 27-0 when Matt Ryan has 100-plus passer rating, including 4-0 mark this season; playing at Redskins on Sunday

3. Ravens (3-1) They average an AFC-best 6.4 yards per offensive play

4. Vikings (3-1) Christian Ponder is the only starting QB in the league without an interception; seeks to extend string past 123 on Sunday against Titans

5. 49ers (3-1) Last played Bills at Candlestick Park in '04 season, losing 41-7; teams rekindle series Sunday, beginning at 1:25 p.m. on CBS

6. Bears (3-1) They lead the league in takeaways with 14; playing at Jacksonville on Sunday

7. Cardinals (4-1) Blasted by Rams on Thursday night; seek to get back on track against the Bills on Oct. 14

8. Eagles (3-1) Michael Vick 14-3 in past 17 games vs. AFC teams; Eagles playing Steelers on the road Sunday in battle of Pennsylvania

9. Chargers (3-1) Looking for 3-0 start on the road, as well as first victory against their former QB, Saints' Drew Brees

10. Bengals (3-1) Averaged 33 points past three games, all victories; Dolphins allowing 22.5 per game

11. Patriots (2-2) WR Wes Welker recorded eight-plus receptions and 100-plus yards each of past two games; Broncos stand in way of making it three in a row

12. Seahawks (2-2) Cal product Marshawn Lynch boasts league-leading 423 yards rushing; seeks to pad lead Sunday vs. Panthers


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13. Packers (2-2) Aaron Rodgers posted 116.1 passer rating in four games vs. AFC teams last season; playing Colts on Sunday

14. Broncos (2-2) Peyton Manning had four TD passes in each of past two regular-season games vs. Patriots; playing Pats for first time as member of Broncos

15. Cowboys (2-2) Face red-hot Ravens on the road Oct. 14 after having week off to digest humiliating loss to Bears last Monday night

16. N.Y. Giants (2-2) Eli Manning has passed for 200-plus yards in 23 straight games, second-longest streak in NFL history; hosting Browns on Sunday

17. Rams (3-2) Handed Cardinals their first loss of the season Thursday night; travel to Miami for seemingly easier game vs. Dolphins on Oct. 14

18. N.Y. Jets (2-2) Beleaguered QB Mark Sanchez 2-0, with 93.1 passer rating all-time vs. Texans

19. Bills (2-2) Team has NFL-most 16 TDs (12 passing, four rushing) through first four weeks; 49ers fresh from shutting out Jets

20. Steelers (1-2) Well-rested Ben Roethlisberger completed 60 of 80 passes for 659 yards and six TDS, with no interceptions, past two games

21. Redskins (2-2) First team in NFL history with two rookies -- QB Robert Griffin III and RB Alfred Morris -- with four-plus TDs rushing through four games

22. Dolphins (1-3) WR Brian Hartline leads NFL with 455 receiving yards; goes against Bengals on Sunday

23. Raiders (1-3) Bye week gives first-year coach Dennis Allen time to assess team's problem areas, find way to upset Falcons on Oct. 14

24. Titans (1-3) Veteran Matt Hasselbeck starting in place of injured regular Jake Locker; making his first start since Jan. 1 in the 2011 finale

25. Lions (1-3) Upstarts from last season get week off before encountering their latest obstacle, the Eagles on Oct. 14

26. Buccaneers (1-3) A week off ought to be enough time for the Bucs to lick their wounds and discover a way to beat the equally dreadful Chiefs on Oct. 14

27. Jaguars (1-3) WR Cecil Shorts has four catches for 147 yards and two TDs in fourth quarter this season

28. Colts (1-2) They are 13-10 coming off a bye; beat Packers at home past three meetings

29. Chiefs (1-3) Won past six games played in October; streak in serious jeopardy against Ravens on Sunday

30. Panthers (1-3) Cam Newton only player in NFL history with 25-plus passing TDs, 15-plus rushing TDs first 20 games

31. Saints (0-4) Brees can pass Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas for most consecutive games with at least one TD pass (tied at 47) on Sunday vs. Chargers

32. Browns (0-4) Four of team's AFC-high (tied) six interceptions have come from linebackers D'Qwell Jackson and Craig Robertson