STEVE CORKRAN'S NFL RANKINGS

1. Texans (5-0) Matt Schaub has won his past nine starts; Texans seeking first 6-0 start with victory over Packers

2. Falcons (5-0) They are off to the best start in franchise history; at home Sunday vs. Raiders at 10 a.m.

3. Ravens (4-1) Have won 13 consecutive regular-season home games, longest active streak in NFL; 3-0 all-time vs. Cowboys

4. Vikings (4-1) WR/KR Percy Harvin and Gale Sayers only players in NFL history with 20-plus TDs from scrimmage and five-plus kick returns for TDs in first four seasons

5. 49ers (4-1) Hosting Giants on Sunday at 1:25 p.m. in rematch of last season's NFC Championship game at Candlestick Park; teams split two games last season

6. Bears (4-1) Red-hot Bears slowed by bye week; return to action for Monday night game against listless Lions on Oct. 22

7. Cardinals (4-1) WR Larry Fitzgerald needs 48 yards to become second-youngest player with 10,000 career receiving yards

8. Patriots (3-2) Averaging NFL-best 33 points per game; playing against Seahawks' top-ranked defense Sunday

9. Eagles (3-2) RB LeSean McCoy has rushed for 674 yards and nine TDs past seven home games; Eagles hosting Lions on Sunday

10. Giants (3-2) Eli Manning is 4-1 all-time vs. 49ers, including playoffs; has passed for 200-plus yards in 24 straight games, second-longest streak in NFL history

11. Chargers (3-2) RB Ryan Mathews has rushed for at least 120 yards in each of his three games vs. Broncos


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12. Seahawks (3-2) Rookie QB Russell Wilson is 2-0 at home, with no interceptions

13. Bengals (3-2) Andy Dalton sports league-best 127.7 passer rating in fourth quarter this season; 3-0 all-time vs. Browns

14. Colts (2-2) Andrew Luck only second rookie to pass for 300-plus yards in three of first four career games; playing against the Jets on Sunday

15. Packers (2-3) Linebacker Clay Matthews has at least one sack in four of five games, leads league with eight

16. Broncos (2-3) Peyton Manning recorded eight TDs, no interceptions past three games, with 107.6 passer rating

17. Cowboys (2-2) WR Miles Austin has 57 receptions for 980 yards and six TDs in past nine games vs. AFC teams; playing Ravens on Sunday

18. Rams (3-2) Greg Zuerlein has four field goals of 53 yards or longer (13 for 13 overall), most in NFL history for a rookie; playing against Dolphins on Sunday

19. Steelers (2-3) Lost to the Titans on Thursday night; injury-ravaged Steelers hope for strong rebound in divisional clash against Bengals on Oct. 21

20. Jets (2-3) Joe McKnight second in league in kick-return average (30.9 yards) since start of last season; he had 100-yard kick return Monday night

21. Dolphins (2-3) Ryan Tannehill first rookie in league history with 1,250-plus yards passing and two-plus wins in team's first five games; playing Rams on Sunday

22. Bills (2-3) Been outscored 90-10 since they led the Patriots 21-7 early in the third quarter two games ago; playing Cardinals team that has won eight straight at home

23. Redskins (2-3) Rookie Robert Griffin III leads league with 69.1 completion percentage; second with average gain of 8.35 yards

24. Titans (2-4) After impressive victory over Steelers, they seek to close in on the .500 mark with a winnable game against the reeling Bills on Oct. 21

25. Raiders (1-3) Carson Palmer 60 of 86 for 678 yards, five TDs, no interceptions in two games vs. Falcons

26. Lions (1-3) Ndamukong Suh tied for most sacks by defensive tackle (16½) past two-plus seasons

27. Buccaneers (1-3) Defense fourth in the league against the run at an average of 73.8 yards, has allowed only four TDs on red-zone possessions; hosting Chiefs on Sunday

28. Jaguars (1-4) Bye week gives them an extra week to prepare for a game against the Raiders on Oct. 21 at the Coliseum

29. Chiefs (1-4) QB Brady Quinn making first start of season Sunday vs. Buccaneers after playing last week for first time since 2009

30. Panthers (1-4) Bye Sunday; things don't get much easier for struggling Panthers with a game against the Cowboys on Oct. 21

31. Saints (1-4) Bye Sunday; rebound from 0-4 start continues with a game against the Buccaneers on the road Oct. 21

32. Browns (0-5) Rookie Brandon Weeden passed for career-high 322 yards in previous meeting vs. Bengals; 1,288 yards passing overall