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The Wilbon Index: Top NFL teams

There's quite a bit of movement this week in the WWW football index.

As much as I thought the Dallas Cowboys were vastly overrated when the season began, and even five games in, the fact is they've won four straight. Tony Romo has been close to flawless in that time, and the Cowboys are at the very least the best team in the very overrated NFC East.

But the two undefeated teams still top the chart, with the Saints getting the nod over the Colts because New Orleans, indisputably, has more quality victories. Although that could change with the Colts facing the Patriots this week.

Editor's note: If you're keeping track of Wilbon's NFL picks, here's what he predicts for tonight's game:

Bears at 49ers: Chicago hasn't won in San Francisco since the 1985 Super Bowl season and loses by an average of something like 33-6. The Bears defense is woeful. Niners win at home.

1) Saints

2) Colts Might overtake New Orleans with a victory over the Patriots. Comes as a surprise to many that Indy has beaten New England in four of the teams' past five meetings.

3) Steelers Five straight victories puts Pittsburgh back in the conversation for "Best Team in the NFL." Most folks would list the top QBs in the league this year as Brees/Manning/Favre/Brady, in some order. Give me Ben Roethlisberger and I'll take on anybody. Steelers didn't need to get out of the gate fast, only to find their stride.

4) Vikings One loss, at Pittsburgh. Definitely second best team in NFC.

5) Broncos What's the best thing possible for a team that has lost two straight? Why, a date with the Washington Redskins, of course.

6) Patriots A win in Indy will cause a bandwagon sellout.

7) Bengals Never thought it possible that the Bengals would be a top-10 team this late. Cedric Benson, of the non-QBs, is the league's MVP,

8) Cowboys Seems to be a big gap between Cowboys and Vikes in the NFC. A victory against a desperate Packers team in Green Bay could change that perception.

9) Falcons

10) Chargers Let's see if San Diego can build any kind of momentum after the big road win at New York.

What do you think?


Michael Wilbon

 |  November 12, 2009; 3:20 PM ET  |  Category:  NFL , Wilbon Index Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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