1. Seattle Seahawks (No. 2; 12-4): The road to the Super Bowl once again goes through a place where road teams don’t often win.
2. New England Patriots (last week No. 1; 12-4): Only the Ravens could derail another AFC title.
3. Dallas Cowboys (No. 3; 12-4): Ice Bowl II, Frozen Gloryhole is looming.
4. Green Bay Packers (No. 4; 12-4): As expected, a one-legged Aaron Rodgers is still a lot better than a two-legged Matt Flynn.
5. Detroit Lions (No. 5; 11-5): It’s fitting that Ndamukong Suh’s career may end with a suspension.
6. Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 8; 11-5): From Cheech & Chong to the Two-Ben Backfield, it’s been a strange season for the Steelers.
7. Denver Broncos (No. 7; 12-4): This still doesn’t look like a team that can win a Super Bowl.
8. Indianapolis Colts (No. 11; 11-5): This still doesn’t look like a team that can win a division-round playoff game.
9. Cincinnati Bengals (No. 6; 10-5-1): This still doesn’t look like a team that can win a wild-card game.
10. Arizona Cardinals (No. 10; 11-5): The Cardinals are hoping for a Jake Delhomme sighting in Charlotte on Saturday night.
11. Baltimore Ravens (No. 13; 10-6): This team is a lot different than, but also a lot like, the Super Bowl winner from 2012.
12. Houston Texans (No. 12; 9-7): How much better would this team have been if it had gotten anything out of Jadeveon Clowney?
13. Carolina Panthers (No. 16; 7-8-1): How much better would this team have been if it had gotten anything out of Greg Hardy?
14. Philadelphia Eagles (No. 14; 10-6): How much better would this team have been if it had a good quarterback?
15. Kansas City Chiefs (No. 15; 9-7): How much better would this team have been if it had a used Jamaal Charles more?
16. San Diego Chargers (No. 9; 9-7): How much better would this team have been if Ryan Mathews finally could have stayed healthy?
17. Miami Dolphins (No. 17; 8-8): How much better would this team be if Rex Ryan were hired to replace Joe Philbin?
18. Buffalo Bills (No. 19; 9-7): The silence is deafening from new ownership.
19. Atlanta Falcons (No. 18; 6-10): A top-10 pick, a franchise quarterback, a great young receiver, and the Dimitroff-Pioli front office make this the best job available.
20. New Orleans Saints (No. 21; 7-9): If Rob Ryan gets fired, ESPN should hire him to do a TV show with Rex.
21. Minnesota Vikings (No. 23; 7-9): There’s still a long way to go to get to where they want to be.
22. San Francisco 49ers (No. 22; 8-8): Good luck finding a good coach for a program that has nowhere to go but down.
23. New York Giants (No. 20; 6-10): Looks like it will be six out of seven years with no playoff appearances.
24. St. Louis Rams (No. 24; 6-10): If this team ever realizes its potential, it would never lose a game.
25. Cleveland Browns (No. 25; 7-9): Johnny Jackass?
26. Washington (No. 26; 4-12): Kirk Cousins wants to be traded. And he will be, if the draft is expanded to 20 rounds.
27. New York Jets (No. 29; 4-12): Does anyone really think the situation is going to improve?
28. Chicago Bears (No. 28; 5-11): Does anyone really think the situation is going to improve?
29. Oakland Raiders (No. 27; 3-13): Actually, this situation could improve.
30. Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 30; 3-13): Unfortunately for Jedd Fisch, his boss isn’t as patient as his boss’s boss.
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 31; 2-14): Says every Bucs fan, “Tanks a lot.”
32. Tennessee Titans (No. 32; 2-14): If they gave out a trophy for being the most boring and irrelevant team in the NFL, the Titans would finally have something in the case.