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13. Washington _ Robert Griffin III gets his first taste of Heinz Field, and it’s not a good one. Stillers’ D all over the Redskins in this one.

14. Minnesota _ Christian Ponder looks like a different guy. After a 4-1 start with six TDs, 2 INTs and nine sacks, he’s 1-2 in his last three with four TDs, five INTs and 10 sacks.

15. Dallas _ Cowboys have been alternately brilliant and awful, and sometimes in the same game. Look no further than hideous first half against the Giants and stirring second half comeback that winds up just inches from a win over the Giants. Now it’s off to Atlanta to face the unbeaten Falcons.

16. Miami _ The beatdown of the Jets was extra special after a week’s worth of trash talk. Dolphins win the game and the war of words.

17. Indianapolis _ More Andrew Luck magic, this time with the winning touchdown pass in OT as Indy’s resurgence continues. Wild card contender? Could be.

18. Arizona _ Cardinals were the surprise team of the first month with a 4-0 start. Second month? Not so much.

19. Philadelphia _ Another loss and more speculation about whether Michael Vick will get the hook. Might only be a matter of time. Andy Reid next?

20. New Orleans _ Not quite the return Joe Vitt had wanted after a six-game suspension, as the Saints’ reeling defense springs a few more leaks.

21. New York Jets _ The calls for Tim Tebow grow louder, but Rex Ryan isn’t ready to abandon Mark Sanchez. Another loss or two, and there might be no choice.

22. Tampa Bay _ Bucs come up with the upset special in Minnesota, as rookie running back Doug Martin has a breakout game and the Bucs’ defense handles Adrian Peterson & Co.

23. San Diego _ The wheels are coming off.

24. Cincinnati _ Bengals had the bye week to ponder three-game losing streak. Now they get to ponder facing red hot Peyton Manning at home. Good luck with that.

25. Oakland _ Raiders still a factor in AFC West race with second straight win. Not sure how much longer they hang with Broncos, but they’re still within a game of first.

26. Tennessee _ This much remains consistent in Tennessee: They can’t beat the Colts. That’s now seven losses in last eight games against AFC South rivals.

27. Buffalo _ Bills’ defense couldn’t deal with Tennessee at home. Can’t see how things get any better on the road in Houston after the bye.

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