1. Ravens (9-2; last week No. 1): When asking whether they’re peaking too soon, it’s also fair to ask whether they haven’t peaked yet.
2. 49ers (10-1; No. 4): Sure, they face a tough schedule. The teams that will be facing them have it even tougher.
3. Seahawks (9-2; No. 2): The No. 1 seed or the No. 5 seed continues to hinge on Week 17 vs. the 49ers.
5. Saints (9-2; No. 5): If they’re going to be screwed by the pass interference replay process, it’s better that it happen now than later.
6. Vikings (8-3; No. 7): A win in Seattle, as unlikely as it would be, would propel the Vikings into the bye-week conversation.
7. Packers (8-3; No. 6): They should never play a game in California again.
8. Chiefs (7-4; No. 8): Andy Reid’s teams thrive after the bye; the real question is whether a win over the Raiders can be followed by a win over the Patriots.
9. Texans (7-4; No. 12): Two weeks after a potential signature win became a blowout loss, the Texans have another shot at a signature win.
10. Bills (8-3; No. 9): They’ll likely get to the playoffs; can they win once the playoffs start?
12. Titans (6-5; No. 16): The most boring team in football is quickly becoming anything but.
13. Cowboys (6-5; No. 11): If they lose to Buffalo at home on Thanksgiving, Black Friday may have a much different meaning for Jason Garrett.
14. Raiders (6-5; No. 10): Playoffs or not, Derek Carr may not actually be living in that house he’s building in Las Vegas.
15. Colts (6-5; No. 14): They’ll be a dangerous playoff team if they make it; it’s still not clear whether they’ll make it.
16. Browns (5-6; No. 19): Maybe they’ll make it to the playoffs after all.
17. Rams (6-5; No. 13): Maybe they won’t make it to the playoffs after all.
18. Eagles (5-6; No. 17): Maybe they’ll regret signing Carson Wentz.
19. Panthers (5-6; No. 18): Maybe they’ll regret keeping Joey Slye.
20. Bears (5-6; No. 21): Maybe they’ll stop being asked why they didn’t take Patrick Mahomes in 2017 and instead be asked why they didn’t take Lamar Jackson in 2018.
21. Jets (4-7; No. 25): Maybe they’d be a contender if they didn’t have so many tough games in September and October.
22. Buccaneers (4-7; No. 27): Maybe Jameis Winston will do enough to get another year where the constant question will be whether he should get another year.
23. Chargers (4-7; No. 22): By beating Lamar Jackson in the 2018 playoffs, the Chargers finally have something they can hold over the Rams.
24. Jaguars (4-7; No. 20): The Super Bowl window has been slammed shut and boarded up.
25. Falcons (3-8; No. 23): It’ll take more than $2 hot dogs to get people to show up on Thanksgiving night.
26. Broncos (3-8; No. 24): When will they leave the starting job to the guy who looks like the star of Leave It To Beaver?
27. Lions (3-7-1; No. 26): It’s no surprise that a team with six decades of dysfunction wouldn’t realize the benefit of giving an effort to finally change things more than two years to take root.
28. Cardinals (3-7-1; No. 28): Patrick Mahomes in 2018, Lamar Jackson in 2019 . . . Kyler Murray in 2020?
29. Washington (2-9; No. 31): Far more surprising than Dwayne Haskins‘ decision to take a selfie with fans is that fans were actually there to take selfies with.
30. Dolphins (2-9; No. 29): They’re going to regret those two wins in April.
31. Giants (2-9; No. 30): The Giants could be the third NFC East team looking for a new coach in January.
32. Bengals (0-11; No. 32): They definitely wouldn’t be 0-11 if Marvin Lewis was still the coach.