STEVE CORKRAN'S NFL RANKINGS

1. Texans (8-1) Running back Arian Foster has scored at least one touchdown in 11 consecutive games

2. Falcons (8-1) Wide receiver Roddy White has 60 receptions for 932 yards, seven TDs in past eight home games

3. 49ers (6-2-1) Allowing a league-low 14.1 points per game; Frank Gore has rushed for 100-plus yards in each of past two vs. Bears

4. Packers (6-3) Have beaten the Lions 20 of past 23 games; cornerback Casey Hayward leads NFL rookies with four interceptions

5. Bears (7-2) Defense has scored seven touchdowns, tied for third-most for a season in league history

6. Ravens (7-2) Have won 11 consecutive games vs. AFC North teams; playing the Steelers on the road

7. Patriots (6-3) Playing Colts for 10th consecutive season; Patriots lead NFL at 33.2 points, 430.3 yards per game

8. Broncos (6-3) Rallied from 24-0 deficit to beat Chargers in first meeting this season; Peyton Manning has 10 TDs, no interceptions in four home games

9. Steelers (6-3) Byron Leftwich starting in place of injured Ben Roethlisberger; Leftwich's last start came Sept. 27, 2009

10. Seahawks (6-4) Bye week, then fly cross-country to face Dolphins in battle of defensive-minded teams

11. Giants (6-4) Bye week, then host Packers in rematch of playoff game won by Giants last season

12. Colts (6-3) Seeking fifth straight victory; Andrew Luck's four 300-yard passing games tied with Peyton Manning for most by rookie

13. Vikings (6-4) Bye week, then travel for NFC North showdown against defensive-minded Bears

14. Buccaneers (5-4) Josh Freeman has 13 TDs, one interception, 115.9 passer rating in past five games

15. Saints (4-5) Drew Brees 6-0, with 13 TDs, 0 interceptions, 120.7 passer rating in past six games against Raiders

16. Lions (4-5) Matthew Stafford passed for franchise-high 520 yards, career-high-tying 5 TDs in last game vs. Packers

17. Cowboys (4-5) Tony Romo 20-3 with 111.7 passer rating for his career in November

18. Bengals (4-5) Wide receiver A.J. Green has caught at least one touchdown pass in eight consecutive games, second-longest streak in team history

19. Chargers (4-5) Won past three in Denver; Philip Rivers 5-1 vs. Broncos on the road all-time, with 102.5 passer rating

20. Cardinals (4-5) Linebacker Daryl Washington has nine sacks in past 10 games

21. Rams (3-5-1) Defensive end Robert Quinn has six sacks in past five home games

22. Titans (4-6) Bye week, then play the Jaguars in matchup of underachieving teams

23. Bills (4-6) Beat the Dolphins on Thursday; now it's off to Indianapolis for game against upstart Colts

24. Dolphins (4-6) Lost to the Bills on Thursday; get much-needed extra time to find a way to snap three-game losing streak

25. Eagles (3-6) Rookie Nick Foles to make first start in place of injured Michael Vick; passed for 219 yards, one TD in relief last Sunday

26. Redskins (3-6) Rookie Robert Griffin III tied with Tom Brady for fewest interceptions (three) among quarterbacks with at least 200 attempts

27. Jets (3-6) Tight end Dustin Keller has 17 catches for 207 yards in past three games; caught six for 107 and a TD in only other game vs. Rams

28. Raiders (3-6) Carson Palmer has passed for four TDs, one interception, 114.5 passer rating in two career games vs. Saints; has averaged 360.7 yards passing in past three against NFC teams at home

29. Panthers (2-7) Running back Jonathan Stewart has 556 yards, five TDs in past six games vs. Buccaneers; quarterback Cam Newton has nine TDs (five pass, four rush) in three games vs. Bucs

30. Browns (2-7) Trent Richardson leads AFC rookies in rushing (575 yards); wide receiver Josh Gordon leads NFL rookies in receiving yards (417)

31. Jaguars (1-8) Blaine Gabbert has passed for 828 yards, with five TDs and no interceptions in four road games this season

32. Chiefs (1-8) Lead the AFC with an average of 149 yards rushing per game; worst in the NFL with minus-20 turnover differential