*As always, friendly disclaimer that this is not according to record, but rather my personal assessment of the leagues standings. 1) Ravens – Beating the mighty Colts to start the season, then edging a close divisional game against the hated Steelers, the Ravens are in top form yet again. however, is their defense as strong as it once was without Ray Lewis and Ed Reed? 2) Broncos – If anyone intends to defeat the Broncos, someone will have to stop this team's rushing attack. After two weeks, they are averaging 300 yards on the ground per game. 3) Packers – Off to a quick start at 2-0, the Packers are atop the NFC rankings two years after their SB Victory. Time will tell if Coach Troy can adjust to the new NFL rules (sliders) that were put in place for defensive contact. It's not known to be overly friendly to man defensive schemes. 4) Seahawks – Coming off a shutout win against the Giants, the Seahawks seemed to have found their QB of the future. A concern however was the 7 sacks their line allowed versus the Giants. They must keep Vaughns upright if they plan to win in the this league. 5) Bills – Taking out the Jets was impressive in week 1. They followed that up with a win vs. the Jaguars. This team has taken over the AFC East in a season that Miami was expected to surge, the Jets were still expected to be the class of the division, and a Patriots team that still has Tom Brady. Color us shocked. 6) 49ers – Out of the gates quick, the 49ers have made waves quick by taking out the Jets and Vikings. This division is stacked and could easily be the best division in football. The 49ers have their work cut out for them with Coach Curtis' Cardinals approaching in week 3. 7) Patriots – After another boisterous offseason filled with bravado and predictions, Coach Pope has Tom Terrific lighting up the scoreboard once more. He's neck and neck with the Bills, but he should still check his rear-view because this division is loaded with great teams waiting to pounce. 8) Bears – After a horrid season, the Bears look like a team once again ready to compete. It will not be easy to drop the Packers from the top spot, but no one in the division has a better chance. 9) Browns – Back from the dead, the often cellar-dwellers have risen from the wreckage and made a statement with their first two games. Michael Vick provides the offensive spark with rookie Ego McCoy and WR Hakeem Nicks leading the offensive charge. 10) Colts – A stumble in week 1 against this segments top dog, the Colts put a hurting on the Titans. History tells us that Coach James will have this team prepared for battle more times than not.