2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
After rattling off four straight victories, the Buccaneers came crashing back down to earth in Week 8 against the Saints. Regardless, these are the defending Super Bowl champs we're talking about.
Tom Brady would probably be one of the MVP favorites if people weren't already sick of him dominating and the roster is so talented on both sides of the ball that they can compete with and outclass any opponent.
The Buccaneers are primed for a deep playoff run yet again as Brady searches for his eighth Super Bowl ring at age 44.
1. Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals proved that they deserve to be called the best team in football with a dominant win in the unlikeliest of circumstances in Week 9.
Despite playing without Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins, and a host of others, the Cardinals strolled into San Francisco and demolished the 49ers.
If a Colt McCoy-led Cardinals team without their superstar receiver can do that, imagine what a healthy Cardinals team can do?
They have a good running game, an excellent passing game, and a defense that is beginning to become more well-rounded.
In a season full of surprises, no team has been more surprising than the Cardinals. They've earned their rightful place atop the NFL, at least for the time being.