It's only three games, but there's no discounting what the unbeaten Bears, Saints, Chiefs and Dolphins have done so far.
All four move up in this week's rankings, while some preseason Super Bowl favorites -- the Texans, Niners and Packers -- drop out of the top 10.
2. Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks have enough depth that players play hard against teams like Jacksonville because they believe someone will take their spot in the starting lineup if they don't go 100 percent.
5. Kansas City Chiefs: You get what you pay for, and Clark Hunt paid for Andy Reid. It is impressive just how good the OLBs are at rushing the passer. Tamba Hali and Justin Houston will crack the 20-sack mark between them.
7. New England Patriots: Tom Brady may have bought enough time to develop his rookie receivers with a soft opening three games. When Gronk and Danny Amendola come back, the Pats can get back to the no-huddle.
14. San Francisco 49ers: Ten points in two weeks, Aldon Smith on his way to rehab and the top running back questioning his coach! The Seattle beating a week ago looks like it caused more damage than I expected.
15. Green Bay Packers: The Packers had 399 yards of offense and lost to Cincinnati and are now 1-2. The Packers couldn't get started and then they couldn't finish.
17. New York Jets: No one in New York saw this coming with the Jets the talk of the town and the Giants in disarray.
18. Atlanta Falcons: So many injuries to overcome especially on defense where they struggled to rush the passer before people got hurt.
20. San Diego Chargers: The Chargers gave the game away to Tennessee when they couldn't stop a Jake Locker two-minute drill. That's what average teams do.
21. Philadelphia Eagles: Well, I guess the Eagles aren't going to change the way offense is played in the NFL any time soon and they can forget the two-point trick plays. The defense can't stop anyone right now.
23. St. Louis Rams: The Rams didn't look like they were ready to play in Dallas. I thought the Rams defense was a lot better than how they played this week. There are questions to be answered.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers still have their Steeler pride, but they make too many mistakes and now sit at 0-3 and head to London. It could get worse.
27. Washington Redskins: RG3 is averaging 48 pass plays a game. In the six-game winning streak last year to win the division he averaged 28 pass plays. The defense is being manhandled.
28. Minnesota Vikings: Christian Ponder is taking all the heat but Brian Hoyer, with two career touchdowns to his name, just came into the Vikings' building and threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns. The Vikings' pass defense is very suspect.
29. New York Giants: Things went from bad to worse once again, and the Giants just hit rock bottom. Shocking when you consider the Panthers were missing almost their whole secondary.
30. Oakland Raiders: The Raiders fight … they just don't have a lot of talent.
32. Jacksonville Jaguars: They look like a team that may not win a game. I do believe Gus Bradley will not let that happen