Even though the final score of the game did not impact the rankings, the Raiders looked a whole lot better yesterday against the Colts than they have looked all year. The 99 yard drive the Raiders had for a touchdown in the second quarter was possibly the best drive I have seen all year, by any team. If they play like that next year, they will be a tough team to beat.
Cowboys: I am only giving the Cowboys a little nudge below the Colts for their loss to the Eagles, since the Boys did beat the Eagles earlier this year. Frankly, the Eagles played way above their heads yesterday.
Browns: Got to give the Brownies their due after their win over the Bills.
Vikings: Their game tonight will not impact their ranking, since they already beat the Bears once this year.
Seahawks: Their loss to the Panthers has to be considered a fluke, for now. The Hawks are the best team the Panthers have beaten all year.
Broncos: The Broncos took a huge hit for losing to the Texans.
Panthers: They get a little nudge up for beating the Hawks.
Dolphins: Finally out of the "ugly" category. But don't read too much into it.