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...