Heading into the final week of the regular season...

1. Patriots 12-3 (1): Another year, another first-round playoff bye for Bill Belichick's team.

2. Packers 11-4 (3): Aaron Rodgers has a calf injury and a 132.6 passer rating at Lambeau.

3. Seahawks 11-4 (4): Seahawks have allowed just 33 points in 5 games since getting LB Bobby Wagner and S Kam Chancellor back.

4. Broncos 11-4 (2): Did Peyton and Eli trade places without anybody noticing?

5. Cowboys 11-4 (6): They've scored 121 points in their last 3 games. Can you say lightning in a bottle?

6. Lions 11-4 (7): Have held 10 of their 15 opponents to 17 points or less. Don't need Matthew Stafford to throw the ball 40 times a game anymore.

7. Bengals 10-4-1 (10): Rookie RB Jeremy Hill has averaged 6.1 yards per carry in the last 3 games.

8. Colts 10-5 (5): Romo, Brady and Roethlisberger had a collective 139.8 passer rating against Colts.

9. Cardinals 11-4 (8): When the Next Man Up is a cook at P.F. Chang's, you've got problems.

10. Chargers 9-6 (14): Philip Rivers is the Jack Bauer of NFL quarterbacks. Bulging disk? What frickin' bulging disk?

11. Steelers 10-5 (15): How can you lose to the Jets, Bucs, Saints and Browns and still be 10-5?

12. Ravens 9-6 (11): They lost to a team quarterbacked by Case Keenum. That alone should be enough to keep them out of the playoffs.

13. Chiefs 8-7 (13): Andy's offense has sputtered this year. Chiefs have scored more than 24 points just twice in their last 11 games.

14. Texans 8-7 (18): Bill O'Brien was the best head-coaching hire of the year.

15. Dolphins 8-7 (16): In Dolphins' last 12 games, Ryan Tannehill has completed 70% of his passes.

16. Eagles 9-6 (9): Nobody was happier about Bradley Fletcher's play the last two weeks than Izell Jenkins. There's a new "Toast'' in town, baby!

17. Bills 8-7 (12): Held Packers to 13 points, then give up 26 to the Raiders? WTF?

18. 49ers 7-8 (19): Well, on the plus side, they were 4-0 v. the NFC East.

19. Vikings 6-9 (20): Teddy Bridgewater has 73.4 completion rate and 9.4 yards-per-attempt average in the last 3 games.

20. Falcons 6-9 (21): The NFL has announced that next year the winner of the NFC South will play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

21. Giants 6-9 (24): Well, well, well. Look who's won 3 in a row.

22. Rams 6-9 (17): This is going to be a very good team next year... if it can find a quarterback.

23. Panthers 6-8-1 (22): Would it be any less embarrassing to have a 7-8-1 team in the playoffs than a 7-9 one?

24. Saints 6-9 (23): Saints have the second worst turnover differential (-11) in the league.

25. Browns 7-8 (25): Hey, they've already won 3 more games than they did last year.

26. Redskins 4-11 (32): Saturday's win over the Eagles may have saved Jay Gruden's job.

27. Bears 5-10 (26): Thanks to Jay Cutler's benching, we have an answer to the whatever-happened-to-Jimmy-Clausen question.

28. Jaguars 3-12 (27): Jags have given up a league-high 66 sacks.

29. Jets 3-12 (28): The next coach might want to bring his own quarterback with him.

30. Raiders 3-12 (31): Have beaten the Chiefs, 49ers and Bills in the last 5 weeks. Not bad.

31. Bucs 2-13 (29): A Week 17 loss to the Saints and they'll have their choice of Mariota or Winston. Don't screw it up, Lovie.

32. Titans 2-13 (30): They're 30th in scoring and 31st in points allowed. They need a lot from Santa.