Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Cowboys 9-1 (1). Dallas has started 9-1 three other times in its history. The Cowboys didn't win a single playoff game any of those seasons.
2. Seahawks 7-2-1 (2). Russell Wilson averaging 9.6 yards per pass attempt over the previous three games and Seattle is rolling.
3. Patriots 8-2 (3). Defense took another hit with tackle Alan Branch suspended four games for a positive drug test after Jabal Sheard was mysteriously benched.
4. Raiders 8-2 (4). If the playoffs started this week, the Silver and Black would be the No. 1 seed in the...
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) stands over Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) after he was sacked by Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch (55) during the first half at Ford Field in Detroit.