The Patriots (9-2) received all 12 first-place votes Tuesday in the AP Pro32 power rankings, which are decided by a media panel that regularly covers the league.
The Patriots have won seven games in a row, almost all of them by comfortable margins.
''The Brady-Belichick Express rolls on toward Glendale,'' the Tampa Tribune's Ira Kaufman said, referring to the location of this season's Super Bowl.
Green Bay (8-3) moved up a spot to No. 2 after holding off the Minnesota Vikings 24-21 on Sunday.
''The talk about Packers-Patriots being a potential Super Bowl preview isn't overblown,'' said Jenny Vrentas of The Monday Morning Quarterback.
''Both teams, and both quarterbacks, are playing like the best in the NFL right now.''
''This defense doesn't look Super Bowl-worthy right now,'' ESPN's Herm Edwards said of the Broncos, who face AFC West rival Kansas City on Sunday night.
''(Cardinals) quarterback Drew Stanton has yet to throw a touchdown pass in his three road starts this season,'' Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News said.
The Cowboys and Eagles will meet on Thanksgiving at Arlington, Texas.
''They will move the ball,'' NBC's Tony Dungy said of the Eagles offense. ''Can (Mark) Sanchez protect it?''
''We'll learn Sunday night against Denver just how good the Chiefs are after last Thursday's stunning loss to Oakland,'' Foxsports.com's Alex Marvez said.
The AFC North is the first division in NFL history with every team at least three games above .500 at any point in a season.
The Oakland Raiders (1-10), who ended their 16-game regular-season losing streak last week against the Chiefs, moved out of the final spot to No. 31. The Jacksonville Jaguars (1-10) fell to last place.
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