STEVE CORKRAN'S NFL RANKINGS

1. Falcons (6-0) Matt Ryan completed 67.1 percent of his passes for 1,612 yards, 13 TDs and 106 passer rating in past five road games

2. Texans (6-1) After bye week, will bring high-flying offense to bear on host Bills team that gives up points in bunches

3. Bears (5-1) Matt Forte averaged 154.3 yards and one TD rushing in three career games against the Panthers

4. Giants (5-2) Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 359 yards, three TDs in past three games

5. 49ers (5-2) Alex Smith is 8-1 in past nine starts vs. NFC West teams; 49ers playing Cardinals team on three-game losing streak Monday

6. Ravens (5-2) Get much-needed breather with game against woeful Browns on Nov. 4

7. Vikings (5-3) Drubbed by the Buccaneers on Thursday night; they get a few extra days to lick their wounds

8. Cardinals (4-3) John Skelton is 6-0 at home in his career as a starter; passed for 282 yards, three TDs in last game vs. 49ers

9. Seahawks (4-3) RB Marshawn Lynch has rushed for at least 85 yards in 14 of past 16 games; third in the NFC with 652 yards this season

10. Packers (4-3) Aaron Rodgers passed for 680 yards and nine TDs, with no interceptions in past two games

11. Patriots (4-3) Playing in London for the second time, Sunday against the Rams; Patriots averaging league-highs in points (31) and yards (436.1)

12. Eagles (3-3) Playing first game since Todd Bowles replaced Juan Castillo as defensive coordinator; QB Michael Vick playing against Falcons team that selected him No. 1 overall in 2001

13. Broncos (3-3) They are 17-6 all-time coming off a bye; Peyton Manning owns 116.3 passer rating vs. Saints

14. Dolphins (3-3) Seeking third straight victory, against the Jets on the road Sunday; lost to the Jets in overtime earlier this season

15. Chargers (3-3) Won past four games against Browns; squandered double-digit leads in losing past two games

16. Cowboys (3-3) Tony Romo posted 100-plus passer rating in past five games vs. Giants; Cowboys 34-8 when Romo has 100-plus passer rating (min. 10 attempts)

17. Steelers (3-3) Won past eight games at home vs. NFC teams; QB Ben Roethlisberger 2-0 all-time vs. Redskins

18. Colts (3-3) Andrew Luck first rookie QB in NFL history with 1,500-plus yards passing and three victories in team's first six games

19. Rams (3-4) WR Chris Givens first rookie since Willie Gault (1983) with four straight games with 50-plus yard reception

20. Redskins (3-4) Rookie Alfred Morris is second in the NFC with 658 yards rushing; QB Robert Griffin III has 468 yards, six TDs rushing

21. Bengals (3-4) Host Broncos on Nov. 4 in battle of future Hall of Famer Manning and promising youngster Andy Dalton

22. Jets (3-4) Averaged 41.5 points in two wins at home this season

23. Saints (2-4) Drew Brees one TD pass shy of 300 and tying John Elway for sixth most all-time; has thrown TD pass in NFL-record 49 straight games

24. Buccaneers (3-4) Smoked the Vikings on Thursday night; they have a decent shot at evening their record with a game against the Raiders on Nov. 4

25. Bills (3-4) Bye week; play AFC-leading Texans on the road Nov. 4

26. Titans (3-4) TE Jared Cook posted career-best nine receptions (103 yards) in previous game vs. Colts

27. Lions (2-4) Matthew Stafford passed for at least 300 yards in past three home games

28. Raiders (2-4) Seeking sixth straight victory against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium; past three Raiders coaches undefeated there

29. Panthers (1-5) Cam Newton passed for 374 yards and accounted for three TDs (two rush, one pass) in only game vs. Bears

30. Jaguars (1-5) WR Cecil Shorts III averages 23.7 yards per reception, has three TD catches

31. Chiefs (1-5) WR Dwayne Bowe has 48 receptions for 698 yards vs. Raiders, most vs. any foe

32. Browns (1-6) Brandon Weeden leads rookie QBs with nine TDs so far; has at least two touchdowns in three straight games