1. Falcons (8-0) Fifteenth team since 1978 to start 8-0; playing Saints team that is 10-2 against Atlanta over past six seasons

2. Texans (7-1) Beat the Bears in their only two meetings; matchup of one of league's best offenses (Texans) and perhaps its best defense (Bears)

3. Bears (7-1) Have returned seven interceptions for touchdowns, most in NFL history through eight games

4. 49ers (6-2) Defeated Rams eight of past 10 games; Alex Smith 6-1 as starter vs. Rams

5. Packers (6-3) Face Lions in an NFC North showdown on Nov. 18

6. Ravens (6-2) Won past 14 regular-season home games; Baltimore is 4-0 at home against Raiders

7. Giants (6-3) Victor Cruz one of two wide receivers with 2,000-plus yards receiving, 15-plus TD receptions since start of 2011

8. Patriots (5-3) Defeated Bills at home past 11 games, 22-2 in past 24 against Bills overall

9. Broncos (5-3) Peyton Manning one TD pass shy of tying Dan Marino (420) for second all-time

10. Steelers (5-3) Ben Roethlisberger 4-0 at home in Monday night games; had perfect 158.3 passer rating in only other home game vs. Chiefs

11. Seahawks (5-4) Rookie Russell Wilson 4-0 at home, with nine TDs, no interceptions, 120.2 passer rating

12. Colts (6-3) Beat the Jaguars on Thursday night; next travel to New England for latest installment of familiar rivalry

13. Vikings (5-4) Adrian Peterson has rushed for 458 yards and four touchdowns in past three games; facing stout Lions defense Sunday

14. Dolphins (4-4) Rookie Ryan Tannehill has not thrown an interception in his past four games, with 95.5 passer rating

15. Buccaneers (4-4) Rookie running back Doug Martin's 486 yards from scrimmage past two games most since Walter Payton in 1977

16. Lions (4-4) Wide receiver Calvin Johnson second in the NFC with 767 yards receiving, with lone TD coming from backup Shaun Hill

17. Saints (3-5) In past 12 vs. Falcons, Drew Brees has passed for 300-plus yards eight times and has had two or more TD passes 10 times

18. Chargers (4-4) They are 5-0 all-time vs. the Buccaneers on the road; Philip Rivers with career-high-tying four TDs in only game vs. Bucs

19. Cardinals (4-5) Will return from bye Nov. 18 at the currently undefeated Falcons

20. Cowboys (3-5) Linebacker DeMarcus Ware has posted nine sacks in past three games vs. Eagles, has NFL-best 1001/2 sacks past seven-plus seasons

21. Bengals (3-5) Wide receiver A.J. Green has a TD reception in all four home games this season, a TD catch in seven straight

22. Eagles (3-5) Michael Vick has beaten Cowboys in past three meetings; only QB in NFL history with 20,000-plus yards passing, 5,000-plus yards rushing

23. Bills (3-5) Ryan Fitzpatrick has passed for at least 300 yards past three games vs. Patriots; tied career high with four TDs passes in previous vs. Patriots

24. Raiders (3-5) Carson Palmer 9-4 all-time vs. Ravens; eight passes intercepted in those four losses, three in nine victories

25. Rams (3-5) All-time series vs. 49ers tied 61-61-2; Sam Bradford has completed 73.4 percent of his passes, for 543 yards, two TDs, no interceptions in two starts vs. 49ers

26. Redskins (3-6) Get a chance to commiserate with the underachieving Eagles in a Nov. 18 matchup

27. Jets (3-5) Much-criticized Mark Sanchez has averaged 305.5 yards passing past two games; won't be easy reaching that figure in front of loud Seahawks crowd, against tough defense

28. Titans (3-6) Chris Johnson has NFL-best 526 yards rushing past four weeks, had 210 first five games; playing against stingy Dolphins defense Sunday

29. Panthers (2-6) Cam Newton 3-1 vs. AFC opponents in two-year career; hosting AFC West-leading Broncos on Sunday

30. Browns (2-7) Travel to Dallas for game against reeling Cowboys on Nov. 18

31. Jaguars (1-8) Drilled by the Colts on Thursday night; things won't get any easier at AFC South-leading Texans on Nov. 18

32. Chiefs (1-7) Average AFC-best 149.9 yards rushing per game; linebacker Tamba Hali has five sacks past five games