1 Chargers (12-3)

They've won 10 in a row, including five against teams that now have a winning record.

2 Eagles (11-4)

They've won six consecutive and are close to stealing a first-round bye from the slumping Vikings.

3 Patriots (10-5)

They've won three in a row and are 3-1 since losing on "Monday Night Football" in New Orleans.

3 Texans (8-7)

They've won three consecutive, including back-to-back road games (although one of them was in St. Louis).

3 Browns (4-11)

They've won three in a row. Break up the Browns! (Actually, Mike Holmgren will do just that very soon.)

1Steelers (7-7) Pittsburgh can't run the ball anymore, but it is holding opponents to 83.1 yards rushing per game. 2Packers (9-5) Green Bay is giving up only 83.6 rushing yards per game. Of course, it also gave up 503 passing last week in Pittsburgh. 3Bengals (9-5) They're giving up 85.2 yards per game but are coming off back-to-back losses on the road. 4Vikings (11-3) They're giving up 89.6 per game but might be slipping after giving up their first 100-yard rusher in 37 games. 5549ers (6-8) Yes, they're a top-five defense against the run (96.5). No, they aren't going to the playoffs.