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Top 10

1. New York Giants

Solid no matter where they play

2. Tennessee Titans

Bounced back on Thanksgiving

3. Pittsburgh Steelers

Facing nemesis today

4. Indianapolis Colts

Quality win on Sunday night

5. New York Jets

Win last week shows they're legit

6. New England Patriots

Season-saving win over Miami

7. Carolina Panthers

Weaknesses magnified by Falcons

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Trailing Detroit by 17 is ugly

9. Dallas Cowboys

Getting healthy against bad teams

10. Baltimore Ravens

Caused an uproar in Philadelphia

Game of the week

Broncos at Jets, 2:15 p.m.

It's obvious that the Jets have the better team and will advance deeper in the playoffs. But the Broncos will be looking to bounce back from last week's embarrassing loss to the Raiders and have a good showing against the red-hot Jets. Easier said than done, especially with the way the Broncos' defense has been playing.

Team on the rise


The world champs haven't had anything close to a Super Bowl hangover. They've turned back challenge after challenge, and handled the Cardinals on the road last week. They've won six straight games and return to the top spot this week in the prestigious Deseret News NFL Top 10. Winning the NFC East is just a formality now.

Team on the decline


Their last two games have proven the obvious: they are lucky to be playing in the weak NFC West. The Cardinals have looked incapable of competing with elite teams such as the Giants, and been simply inept in road losses to the Jets and Eagles.

Thursday's Games

Tennessee 47, Detroit 10

Dallas 34, Seattle 9

Philadelphia 48, Arizona 20

Today's Games

Miami at St. Louis, 11 a.m.

Carolina at Green Bay, 11 a.m.

N.Y. Giants at Washington, 11 a.m.

San Francisco at Buffalo, 11 a.m.

Baltimore at Cincinnati, 11 a.m.

Indianapolis at Cleveland, 11 a.m.

New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m.

Atlanta at San Diego, 2:05 p.m.

Denver at N.Y. Jets, 2:15 p.m.

Kansas City at Oakland, 2:15 p.m.

Pittsburgh at New England, 2:15 p.m.

Chicago at Minnesota, 6:15 p.m.

Monday's Game

Jacksonville at Houston, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 4

Oakland at San Diego, 6:15 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 7

Minnesota at Detroit, 11 a.m.

Cleveland at Tennessee, 11 a.m.

Houston at Green Bay, 11 a.m.

Atlanta at New Orleans, 11 a.m.

Jacksonville at Chicago, 11 a.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 11 a.m.

Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 11 a.m.

Miami at Buffalo, 2:05 p.m.

New England at Seattle, 2:05 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at San Francisco, 2:05 p.m.

Kansas City at Denver, 2:05 p.m.

Dallas at Pittsburgh, 2:15 p.m.

St. Louis at Arizona, 2:15 p.m.

Washington at Baltimore, 6:15 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 8

Tampa Bay at Carolina, 6:30 p.m.