2. Eagles (1-1) – I think they would have won if they had not lost Vick, but injuries are a part of his game. The high priced secondary looked great all game, until they needed to lock down and secure the win.
3. Saints (1-1) – Brushed aside the Bears with relative ease. The Black and Gold will face another tough early test when the Texans invade the Superdome this week. Take the over.
4. Falcons (1-1) – An impressive come-from-behind victory over the Vickless Eagles. It's somewhat concerning that Roddy White and Julio Jones were kept quiet for most of the game, but I think they will end up being a dynamic duo sooner rather than later.
5. Lions (2-0) – I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but this young Lions team is very exciting. If nothing else, at least I’ll be looking forward to the early Thanksgiving game.
6. Bears (1-1) – It’s understandable to lose to the Saints, but the game was not as close as the score dictates. The offensive line is a major concern.
7. Cowboys (1-1) – Say what you will about Tony Romo, he certainly quieted a lot of critics last week. This team has a lot of holes, but if they catch a few breaks, they should be in the hunt for a playoff spot.
8. Giants (1-1) – A much needed victory over the Rams in a battle of injury plagued teams. It wasn’t pretty, and there’s still a lot of work to do, but considering their schedule, it might have been an early season-saver.
9. Buccaneers (1-1) – A huge come from behind victory over the Vikings keeps the Bucs from the dreaded 0-2 start, but its easy to be concerned with the young team’s performance thus far.
10. Redskins (2-0) – Rex Grossman looked ordinary for most of the game, but came through when it mattered most. I still don’t think they’re a legitimate contender, but they’re clearly not a pushover either.
11. Panthers (0-2) – They may be winless, but Panthers fans should be very excited. Cam Newton appears to be the real deal, and the team may be competitive sooner than we thought.
12. 49ers (1-1) – They blew a late lead to the Cowboys and spoiled a chance at a 2-0 start, but they should be in the NFC West race ‘til the end.
13. Cardinals (1-1) – Like the Niners, they blew a late lead. This NFC West race should be a lesson in One-Downmanship.
14. Rams (0-2) – The injuries are crippling what could be an explosive offense. If they can’t beat at least one ofBaltimoreorWashingtonin the next two weeks, their season may already be over.
15. Vikings (0-2) – McNabb and the offense was much better, but they’re already two games behind the high flying Packers and Lions, with the latter visiting the Metrodome in week 3. If they can’t find a way to beat the Lions…eh, even if they do, this team is not making the playoffs.
16. Seahawks (0-2) – The Charlie Whitehurst watch officially begins…is what I said the minute Tavaris Jackson was named starting QB.