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San Diego and New Orleans made the biggest advances, moving up six spots each -- the Chargers to 16th, the Saints to 17th despite a 3-5 record. Also, surprising Indianapolis -- 23-20 winners over Miami -- improved four places to 12th after starting the season 32nd and last.
"The Colts are having a magical season, inspired by the fight of their head coach Chuck Pagano and a rookie QB who looks nothing like a rookie," said Fox Sports' John Lynch.
"Andrew Luck already looks like Peyton Manning. Watch out for the Colts," said SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com's Pat Kirwan.
The Philadelphia Eagles, who started the season rated eighth, are now 20th, dropping three spots after Monday night's loss to the Saints.
"A sinking ship for Andy Reid and Michael Vick," said CBS Sports/Sirius XM's Rich Gannon.
Also tumbling were Minnesota and Washington. The Vikings fell six places to 18th, the Redskins five slots to 23rd.
Kansas City is 32nd.
"Romeo Crennel gives up his defensive coordinator duties and appoints Gary Gibbs. Next up: Ben Roethlisberger's Steelers on the road. Good luck with that," said Newsday's Bob Glauber.
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