1. Green Bay Packers (3-0; Last week – 1): There have been some huge surprises in the NFL so far this season, and many teams with big expectations have faltered early in the season. The defending Super Bowl champions, though? Not so much.
2. New England Patriots (2-1; Last week – 2): The Patriots suffered an uncharacteristic collapse in Buffalo, but does it have more to do with the Bills riding high? The Pats might have a suspect secondary, but Tom Brady and the offense keep them ranked this high.
4. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1; Last week – 6): The Steelers nearly blew it against the Indianapolis Colts and have major issues on the offensive line, but hey, this is the Steelers we’re talking about. They’ll be in the thick of things as the season moves along.
10. San Diego Chargers (2-1; Last week – 11): The Chargers nearly blew it against the hapless Chiefs, though that honestly wouldn’t have been all that surprising, since the Chiefs have a knack for accumulating mind-blowing early-season losses.