1. Bills (2): You picking anyone to beat them on a neutral field? Sunday's win at Arrowhead Stadium mapped a path to the AFC's No. 1 seed.
2. Eagles (1): Slotting the league's only undefeated team as 1A would be a copout,
but Philadelphia is well beyond legit. Another second-quarter blitzkrieg neutralized Dallas' vaunted defense Sunday night, and the Eagles.
3. Chiefs (3): Even without WR Tyreek Hill, they're still the league's top-scoring team.
4. Cowboys (5): There seems to be a pretty clear point of demarcation here,
Dallas arguably headlining the second tier of clubs in an uber-compressed, hyper-balanced league.
5. Vikings (7): They're one of only four teams with five wins, flimsy as their record might feel.
Winners of four straight, none by more than one score, Minnesota players best avoid getting big heads heading into their bye.
6. Giants (8): They're consistently pulling victory from the jaws of defeat, winning three games after overcoming double-digit leads.
8. Bengals (11): Note to QB Joe Burrow and WR Ja'Marr Chase – Super Bowl 59 is in New Orleans,
where the duo was nearly as dominant Sunday as it was while winning the college football national championship game in 2020.
9. 49ers (6): The injuries may have reached critical mass for a squad that surrendered 28 points in Atlanta,
more than double the 12.2 points San Francisco had allowed on average over the first five weeks.