1. TITANS (SOUTH)
Tennessee is the league's only undefeated team because it runs the ball (league-high 15 TDs), keeps opponents out of the end zone (league-low 103 points allowed) and doesn't beat itself (just eight giveaways). Plus, coach Jeff Fisher isn't afraid to make a bold call—see Kerry Collins for Vince Young at QB.
2. STEELERS (NORTH)
They've beaten every team in their division and get two of the three rematches at home. They have a stingy D, a strong running game, an elite QB and solid special teams. In other words, they're built to win in the cold and the muck. But can the O-line keep Ben Roethlisberger clean?
3. PATRIOTS (EAST)
The Brady-less Pats play solid on defense and avoid mistakes on offense. Still, they're going to need more from Matt Cassel down the stretch. He's thrown only one TD pass in four road starts.
4. CHARGERS (WEST)
Three-win San Diego showed its desperation last week by replacing defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell with the more aggressive Ron Rivera. The offense remains one of the best—and should improve with RB LaDainian Tomlinson and TE Antonio Gates finally getting healthy.
5. JETS (WILD CARD)
If Brett Favre can resist the temptation to keep "hitting on 20"—coach Eric Mangini's blackjack analogy for taking unneeded chances—the schedule sets up nicely after mid-November games at New England and Tennessee.
6. COLTS (WILD CARD)
After beating New England, the Colts now face only two more teams with winning records, Pittsburgh and Tennessee. And the Titans might be resting their starters for the playoffs when the clubs meet in the season finale.
Patriots over Colts; Chargers over Jets
Titans over Chargers, Steelers over Patriots