Six weeks into the 2013 NFL season and just two teams remain undefeated: the Chiefs and Broncos. Kansas City rolled over the Raiders on Sunday, while Peyton Manning and the Broncos struggled to put away the winless Jaguars.
In the NFC, the Saints saw their perfect run end at 5-0 after Tom Brady and the Patriots pulled off a stunning last-minute drive to win, 30-27. Here's a look at the rest of the NFL and how the divisional races are shaping up.
AFC East Standings
The aforementioned Patriots increased their division lead to 1 1/2 games over the idle Dolphins, who will return next week with a home matchup against the Bills. With the Jets and Bills both losing at home on Sunday, they have a lot of work to do if they're going to catch up with Brady and the boys.
AFC North Standings
The Bengals kept their division lead with a thrilling overtime win over Buffalo on Sunday. Despite being up 17-7 at one point, the Browns pulled a Browns and lost at home to the Lions, 31-17, dropping back to .500 on the year. Baltimore started off slowly against the Packers and was unable to make a comeback in the fourth quarter.
The Steelers finally got in the win column with an impressive road showing against Rex Ryan's Jets.
AFC South Standings
The Colts remain in first place in the South and head to San Diego for Monday Night Football. If they're able to win, they'll hold a commanding two-game over two teams headed in the wrong direction.
The Titans fell to the Seahawks on Sunday, and they're clearly missing Jake Locker. The Texans continued their downward spiral with an 38-13 home loss to the Rams. Big changes could be on the way in Houston if things don't turn around in a hurry.
AFC West Standings
The Broncos and Chiefs continued rolling over the weekend, though they were challenged a bit by two last place teams. Already three games back in the loss column, the Chargers just about have to win on Monday Night if they hope to keep their division title hopes alive.
NFC East Standings
The Eagles rallied behind Nick Foles to move back to .500 on the season, while the Cowboys played well on Sunday night against Washington despite losing DeMarco Murray to a knee sprain. The Giants lost on Thursday night and are still looking for their first win of the season.
NFC North Standings
If there's going to be a great three-way race for a division title this year, it'll come from the NFC North. The Lions, Bears and Packers all won over the weekend, while the Vikings continued to struggle. As these teams meet up the next three months, every play will take on a great meaning with a possible division crown up for grabs.
The Vikings continued to struggle as they were blown out at home by the Panthers. With Matt Cassel struggling, Josh Freeman could get his shot next week against the winless Giants.
NFC South Standings
If any division is going to be wrapped up before December, it's going to be the NFC South. The Saints lost on Sunday, but they still hold a 2 1/2-game lead over Carolina. The Falcons are dealing with a ton of injuries, while the Buccaneers are a total mess.
NFC West Standings
Top-to-bottom, the NFC West is probably the best division in the NFL. The Seahawks were sloppy early against Tennessee, but they managed to pull out a 20-13 win. San Francisco threw all over the Cardinals, though it was a close game throughout. The Rams went into Houston and destroyed Matt Schaub, improving to .500 on the season.
This looks to be a battle between the Seahawks and 49ers for the division crown, but don't count out St. Louis or Arizona. Both teams have definitely improved from last year and they won't go down without a fight.