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THE FINE FIFTEEN
This week's top 15 teams in the NFL:
1. Indianapolis (3-0). Four winnable games (at Tennessee, at San Francisco, St. Louis, at Houston), then a bye, are all that stand in the way of the Colts being 7-0 on Nov. 7, when they play the Pats in Foxboro.Defensive Player of the Week
Indianapolis defensive end Dwight Freeney. In the Browns' first two games this year, quarterback Trent Dilfer hadn't been sacked. But then he hadn't faced Freeney, who had three sacks and six tackles on Sunday. It's hard to imagine a defensive player having more impact on the game right now than the cat-quick, powerful Freeney is.Coach of the Week
Indianapolis defensive coordinator Ron Meeks. One stat says it all: The Patriots have allowed 20, 27 and 20 points in their three games thus far. They're the AFC gold standard, of course. Indy's allowed 16 points. Total. Seven, three, six, in the wake of Indy's 13-6 win over the Browns. The first seven were garbage points against Baltimore in the opener. Meeks has the weapons, and he's showing he can gameplan.4. I think the most amazing stat after three weeks is the number of touchdown passes by Peyton Manning: two. Two touchdowns in 12 quarters. Last year he averaged one touchdown pass per 19:35 of gametime. This year he's averaging one touchdown pass per 90:00.7. I think someone needs to tell Dwight Freeney how many games there are in a season. His quote after the 3-0 Colts' win over Cleveland: "We still got, what, 15, 16 games, 14 games left. So we're gonna keep on ballin.'"