1). Dallas Cowboys (11-1) – Right now there’s no doubt their number one, they can cement this ranking with wins in their next two games against the Giants and Bucs.
2). Oakland Raiders (10-2) – Tied for the number one seed with the Patriots and with Gronk out they have a good shot to get it.
3). New England Patriots (10-2) – Might not be the same dominant team as they were without Gronk.
4). Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) – They just keep finding ways to win games, Alex Smith has done an outstanding job leading this team.
5). Seattle Seahawks (8-3-1) – The Earl Thomas injury is going to sting.
6). Detroit Lions (8-4) – They got a huge win in New Orleans and control their destiny in the NFC North.
7). Baltimore Ravens (7-5) – Got a big win to keep pace in the North.
8). Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) – Their offense is just so tough to stop.
9). Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5) – Two big wins have them at the top of the South.
10). Denver Broncos (8-4)- They could be the odd man out when all is said and done in the AFC.
11). New York Giants (8-4) – The Giants have a tough stretch the rest of the way.
12). Atlanta Falcons (7-5) – Atlanta needs to rebound, but should still make the playoffs.
13). Washington Redskins (6-5-1) – Suffered a setback, but could win the rest of their games.
14). Minnesota Vikings (6-6) – Running out of time, desperately need and win and soon.
15). Tennessee Titans (6-6) – They will win the AFC South.
16). Buffalo Bills (6-6) – Played tough against Oakland, have to win out to have a chance to make the playoffs.
17). Indianapolis Colts (6-6) – Huge win last night with Andrew Luck back.
18). Green Bay Packers (6-6) – Two wins against two bad teams, but they’re back in the race.
19). Arizona Cardinals (5-6-1) – They could have a shot, but they will need to win out.
20). Miami Dolphins (7-5) – Not as good as their record.
21). New Orleans Saints (5-7) – They are probably out. Too bad because they’re better than their record.
22). San Diego Chargers (5-7) – San Diego should be better than what they are.
23). Houston Texans (6-6) – This team is just playing lousy.
24). Cincinnati Bengals (4-7-1) – The weird thing is, they’re not out of the AFC North race, but they will be short.
25). Philadelphia Eagles (5-7) – I think it’s safe to say they’re done.
26). Carolina Panthers (4-8) – The swagger is gone.
27). Los Angeles Rams (4-8) – Onto next season, I think Jeff Fisher was right they are not going 7-9!
28). Chicago Bears (3-9) – The Bears could have a couple more wins, but they need upgrades.
29). Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10) – Maybe the most disappointing team.
30). New York Jets (3-9) – What a disappointing season.
31). San Francisco 49ers (1-11) – Blow it up and start over.
32). Cleveland Browns (0-12) – Can they win a game?