1. Green Bay Packers (5-0), it’s hard not to put them this high — they are undefeated — and quarterback Aaron Rodgers is playing as good as any quarterback in the NFL including Drew Brees and Tom Brady.
Last Sunday Rodgers took Green Bay into the Georgia Dome and rolled the struggling Falcons at home.
The game didn’t c0me without a scare, as Atlanta was able to jump out to an early 14-6 lead going into halftime, but Rodgers soon found his tempo and made the Falcons pay.
Rodgers threw for 396 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Packers offense to nineteen unanswered points and a come from behind win.
Critics have been waiting to see how the Packers would respond when coming from behind, after leading in every game this season, and it looks like they have passed with flying colors after their win over Atlanta.
The Packers aren’t without their problems however — the offensive line is a mess and their pass defense is among the leagues worst — making it seem like just a matter of time before the shoe drops and they notch their first loss of the season.
2. Detroit Lions (5-0), just to write it seems alien enough but it is true — the Lions are a pretty good football team. Remember when they were 0-16 not too long ago?
On Monday Night Football Detroit took the Chicago Bears best shot and took care of business at home on Monday night against their division rival, winning decisively with a score of 24-13.
Stafford has been able to stay healthy this season and because of that has managed to put together what is shaping up to his best season as a pro.
Through five games he has amassed 1,436 passing yards, twelve touchdown, four interceptions, and has a quarterback rating of 101.4 — needless to say there is allot to like about Stafford and the Lions offense.
They also have one of the leagues deepest and arguably most talented defensive lines that can get after opposing quarterbacks with ease.
3. New Orleans Saints (4-1), with the Lions and Packers garnering most of the attentions lately, Drew Brees and the Saints have flown under the radar but still remain one of the leagues most elite teams.
As good as Stafford has been playing, Brees has been better, throwing for 1,769 yards and twelve touchdowns while leading the Saints to two fourth quarter comebacks already this season.