2. Saints (2-1) - Beating the Texans despite giving up the luckiest touchdown pass I've ever seen is another feather in this team's cap. It was also good sign that Mark Ingram scored the game winning touchdown.
3. Lions (3-0) - The fact that they were down 20-0 to the Vikings gives me some pause, but the fact that they came back to win in overtime shows how dangerous this offense can be.
4. Giants (2-1) - A statement win over the Eagles puts them into an early three-way tie for first place in the division. The fact that so many players stepped up and no one was seriously injured was something this team sorely needed.
5. Eagles (1-2) - Their situation at linebacker is even more dire than the Giants', and the fragility of Vick has to concern the front office after giving him a long term deal.
6. Cowboys (2-1) - Every game they play seems to be a nail-biter, but the fact is that they are winning these games more often than not under Jason Garrett.
7. Buccaneers (2-1) - They could easily be 0-3 right now, but thus far they've closed out their close games.
8. Bears (1-2) - With losses to the Saints and Packers, it's hard to really assess whether or not the Bears can be a contender for a wild card spot, but they haven't been particularly impressive in defeat.
9. Falcons (1-2) - Aside from the fourth quarter against the Eagles, the Falcons' offense has been a huge disappointment.
10. Redskins (2-1) - They couldn't run the ball on the Cowboys, and Rex Grossman's late fumble was a "that's more like it" moment. They held Dallas without a touchdown, which is impressive, but they still managed to lose.
11. 49ers (2-1) - They did a better job of getting the ball to Vernon Davis, but they still only put up 13 points on the Bengals. They're going to need Frank Gore to average more than 2.5 yards per carry if they are to be successful.
12. Cardinals (1-2) - Seattle is a tough place to play, so its understandable that Kevin Kolb had his first sub-part game as a Cardinal.
13. Panthers (1-2) - Cam Newton finally got his first of many wins with the Panthers, despite not looking as impressive as he did in his first two games.
14. Rams (0-3) - The Rams have one of the toughest early schedules in football, and so far, they have looked over-matched. At 0-3, they are not completely out of the NFC West race, but things are looking grim.
15. Vikings (0-3) - They took a good Lions team to overtime, but blew a 20-0 halftime lead in the process. They have the talent to compete with most teams, but they are already three games behind two teams in their division.
16. Seahawks (1-2) - They beat the Cardinals, which directly contradicts their plan to tank the season and draft Andrew Luck.