1. Green Bay won't be perfect, but it wasn't too much of a surprise that the Packers lost to Kansas City. Green Bay played a desperate team in Kansas City, and the Chiefs played to a perfect game plan: run the ball, control the clock and put some pressure on Aaron Rodgers. It didn't hurt that the Packers were banged up and had more offensive line injuries in the game.
2. The Indianapolis Colts are no longer defeated. The Colts came up with a strong game and Tennessee didn't look interested. That led to the Colts' first win of the year.
3. The NFC East is a mess. Does anyone, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, anyone want to win this division? It will come down to two crazy final weeks to see who does.
4. The San Francisco 49ers are for real. Critics point out that the 49ers won't be able to play with the high-powered offenses in Green Bay and New Orleans. But remember, those teams don't play much defense, and the 49ers certainly do.
5. New England is again in control. Baltimore, Houston and Pittsburgh all lost, pretty much handing the Patriots control of the race to get the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
3. N.Y. Giants
1. New Orleans
4. Tampa Bay
1. Green Bay
1. San Francisco
4. St. Louis
1. New England
2. N.Y. Jets
4. Kansas City
THIS WEEK'S GAMES
Houston at Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m.
Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Denver at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m.
Minnesota at Washington, 1 p.m.
Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Miami at New England, 1 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.
Arizona at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
San Diego at Detroit, 4:05 p.m.
San Francisco at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.
Philadelphia at Dallas, 4:15 p.m.
Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m.
Atlanta at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.