There were no changes in the top three spots of the TSN.ca NFL Power Rankings this week, with the unbeaten Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons sitting ahead of the third-ranked San Francisco 49ers.
A blowout win against Oakland lifted the Denver Broncos from 11 to seven, while a convincing Monday night road win helped the Chicago Bears climb from 13 to nine. St. Louis, with running back Steven Jackson healthy and coming off a win over Seattle, moved from 27 up to 19.
The New York Giants fell from seven to 13, largely because of the health of wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who is a game-breaker when he's in the lineup.
Continued inconsistency leaves the 1-3 Detroit Lions at 20, down from 14, and the injury-riddled New York Jets have fallen all the way down to 31 after losing cornerback Darrelle Revis and wide receiver Santonio Holmes for the season in successive weeks.