NFL Power Rankings are out, and the top two teams haven't changed.
Now, all that's left is to wait for next Monday's matchup between the No.2 New York Jets (9-2) and No.1 New England Patriots (9-2). The Jets won the first meeting 28-14 in Week 2, but this isn't the same Patriots team, and it continues to gain confidence while New York has been living on the edge.
The Jets-Patriots matchup is one of many storylines worth examining. It's not the only great game on this week's schedule, either. Pittsburgh and Baltimore are about to renew their rivalry, which has been one of the league's best - and most physical.
Keep watching Denver, where Josh McDaniels still has a job. For now.
The NFL has also handed out fines for Sunday's brawl during the Houston-Tennessee game.
San Diego is coming off a huge win over Indianapolis, but could have lost one of its star players.
There's lots to examine and discuss. Time to dive into this week's rankings:
31. Carolina Panthers (1-10)
Last week's ranking: 32
The Panthers at least were competitive against Cleveland. And Jonathan Stewart's return was a brightspot. He rushed for 98 yards on 12 carries.
30. Arizona (3-8)
Last week's ranking: 30
Derek Anderson's pretty upset, and other players are left speechless about what's happening with this team. Sometimes words can't describe something this awful.
29. Detroit (2-9)
Last week's ranking: 29
Quarterback Matthew Stafford has been out with an injured right shoulder, and said he may begin throwing this week.
28. Denver (3-8)
Last week's ranking: 25
Owner Pat Bowlen said Josh McDaniels would be back in 2011, but also added that they'll do what's best for the franchise. So just how safe is McDaniels' job?
27. Buffalo (2-9)
Last week's ranking: 27
Sure, Steve Johnson had the drop, but let's go easy on him for just sharing what he was thinking on Twitter. Athletes have said way worse.
26. San Francisco (4-7)
Last week's ranking: 26
Frank Gore is done for the season, but it's quite a bonus to have a backup like Brian Westbrook.
25. Minnesota (4-7)
Last week's ranking: 28
Let's see how the Vikings build off their first win under interim head coach Leslie Frazier.
24. Cleveland (4-7)
Last week's ranking: 21
Peyton Hillis continues to mature, but the Browns needed Phil Dawson's 41 yard field goal to escape with a 24-23 win over lowly Carolina.
23. Houston (5-6)
Last week's ranking: 24
Congrats Texans on shutting out the Titans. You'll have a much bigger challenge on your hands with Philly on Thursday.
22. Miami (6-5)
Last week's ranking: 22
Chad Henne had a nice outing, but coach Tony Sparano knows his team is hitting a "back against the wall" time.
21. Dallas (3-8)
Last week's ranking: 23
Yes, Drew Brees carved up the defense, but you've got to applaud the Cowboys' effort against the Saints.
Last week's ranking: 18
The Titans are going to continue to struggle now that Vince Young is out of the picture, and they've turned to Rusty Smith. Kerry Collins served as his backup Sunday.
Randy Moss caught three passes for 23 yards in the loss to Houston, but columnist Dan Shaughnessy didn't hold back in his latest piece for Sports Illustrated.
Writing about Moss, Shaughnessy said: "Moss has become an expensive, high-maintenance decoy. Popular wisdom holds that Moss stretches the field, takes the safeties out of the box, and enables you to run the ball and get one-on-one coverage everywhere else. It has not worked for the Vikings or the Titans.
"Nobody really cares about Randy anymore. He has blown things up in Minnesota, Oakland, New England, and now Tennessee. He is destined to go into the Hall of Fame as a guy who never won a Super Bowl."
Last week's ranking: 19
Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel torched his old college coach's team for 233 yards and 4 touchdowns. Now Pete Carroll has to worry about a confident St. Louis team breathing down his team's back in the abysmal NFC West.
Last week's ranking: 16
You're left to wonder what if with the Skins, especially after Brandon Banks' 77-yard punt return for a touchdown was negated because Perry Riley was called for a blocking penalty.
"It's disappointing when that happens, especially when you don't think it had anything to do with the play," Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said following Sunday's 17-13 loss to Minnesota. "But a block in the back is a block in the back."
Last week's ranking: 17
You know you're struggling when you get no production at the quarterback position and get outscored 68-20 in your last two games.
Last week's ranking: 20
The young Rams are maturing, and now they're winning big games on the road. Sam Bradford finished with his first career 300-yard game, but Sunday's 36-33 win at Denver also helped the Rams move into a tie for first in the NFC West.
"This was a huge step for this team, taking it to the next level," Bradford said. "It's obviously something we've struggled with earlier in the year. But to finally clear that hurdle, I feel like only things can get better now."
Last week's ranking: 15
Eli Manning led the Giants to a late touchdown, and David Garrard was sacked three times in the final minute. Luckily, the Jaguars are still tied for first in the AFC South.
Last week's ranking: 13
Rookie defensive lineman Gerald McCoy had just one sack all season, but finished with two in Sunday's loss to Baltimore. Things don't get easier: Now the young Bucs must turn around and face division rival Atlanta.
Last week's ranking: 14
So Vincent Jackson's return sure didn't last long. The star receiver left with a strained calf in Sunday night's game with Indianapolis, and coach Norv Turner said he'll likely miss this week. Turner didn't much care for Mike Tolbert commenting on Jackson's injury either after the game.
"Mike's becoming a doctor. I don't think he got the thing on Gates' foot, either," Turner cracked. "I don't think he has a real expertise and understanding what Gates' injury is, either."
Last week's ranking: 10th
Peyton Manning has seven interceptions in his last two games, and the defense couldn't contain Philip Rivers or the Chargers offense Sunday. There's still time, but plenty to fix with the Colts.
Last week's ranking: 11th
Sunday's game was a must-win for the Giants. Eli Manning was clutch and Ahmad Bradshaw didn't fumble the ball. Now let's see if they can build off this.
Last week's ranking: 12th
The Matt Cassel-Dwayne Bowe combo is looking to be unstoppable. Both had huge days again Sunday. Bowe now has 14 touchdown receptions this season, which broke the team's single-season record of 12 set by Chris Buford in 1962. Cassel also four touchdown passes, which tied a career-high, and has now thrown 127 passes without an interception.
Last week's ranking: 9
An impressive win over the Eagles was marred by the death of a fan who fell more than 35 feet from a concourse during halftime. The Associated Press reports that the medical examiner ruled the death of Stewart Haverty an accident. Other media outlets had suggested it may have been intentional.
Last week's ranking: 8
Keep an eye on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who sprained his right foot Sunday in the overtime win against Buffalo. Roethlisberger said he was being driven backwards and his knee got bent sideways while his foot was planted.
A healthy Big Ben is a must if the Steelers want to have a chance against Baltimore.
Last week's ranking: 7
A win Sunday over Pittsburgh would give Baltimore a franchise-best ninth straight victory at home.
"The message is simple for us: We haven't lost at home, so let's defend that," linebacker Ray Lewis told the Associated Press. "We take care of that, everything else take care of itself. From our side and their side, there is no talking that has to be done. We've been playing each other a long time and now it comes down to one of those showdown games."
Last week's ranking: 6
Tough win over Dallas, but the New Orleans Times Picayune does point out some impressive numbers: In their past six games, the Saints have averaged 417 total yards and scored 30 or more points in four of those games. Their overall record during that span? 5-1.
Last week's ranking: 5
The Packers and Bears are battling for NFC North supremacy, but there's a chance both could finish tied with identical records. So what happens then? For those wondering: The first tiebreaker is head-to-head matchups (they've split), then division record (both would be 5-1), then common games (both would be 10-2), then conference record. Green Bay would have an 9-3 record, but Chicago would be 8-4.
Last week's ranking: 3
Let's hope the little discussion between Andy Reid and Desean Jackson doesn't linger and have a negative effect on the Eagles.
Last week's ranking: 4
This franchise is definitely changing. No one got real excited with their ninth win of the season, a big shift since last year's ninth win secured Atlanta's first consecutive winning seasons in franchise history.
Last week's ranking: 2
Brad Smith stole the show last week with an 89-yard kickoff return and 53-yard touchdown run in a 26-10 victory over Cincinnati. Smith lost a shoe on the kickoff return, and finished with over 200 total yards.
"We call him 'Slash,' " safety James Ihedigbo said. "The guy can do anything he's asked to do."
Last week's ranking: 1
Tom Brady said this team keeps improving. Now time for them to prove it Monday against Rex Ryan and the Jets.