Patriots: Why would the Patriots ranking be unaffected by Monday night's game against the Ravens? Because they won. Great teams find a way to win. It may not always be pretty, but they get it done.
Broncos: They split their series with the Raiders this year. No ranking impact for the Broncos.
Browns: It is not often I will ignore a loss in the rankings, but the Browns were cheated by the refs in their game against the Cards.
Seahawks: The win over the Eagles nudged the Hawks up the rankings.
Cardinals: A bad call by the refs at the end of the game is the only thing keeping the Cardinals from advancing here.
Raiders: The win over the Broncos shows the Raiders are really at the bottom end of the "average" teams, rather than the top end of the "bad" teams.
Rams: Beating the Falcons is good for a one-spot nudge in the rankings.
Falcons: You are pretty bad when you lose to the Rams.
Dolphins: 1976 Buccaneers, get those champagne bottles ready!