There has been no consistant team. Pats have been up and down. Jets and Bills are fading. Ravens can't beat Seahawks and Jags. Texans looked good, but now Schaub is done for the year. AFC West is mediocre. Bengals didn't quite look like they were ready for primetime vs the Steelers. Steelers haven't played consistant.
The only team in theNFL that has looked dominant are the Packers. Even there dee has been very suspect at times. Same with the saints. The verdict is still out on the 49ers. Lions have faded some. Bears have been hot. Cowboys? Giants? Eagles suck. Falcons, inconsistant.
When you break things down from top to bottom in the AFC with all things being equal I still believe the Steelers are the best team overall and have the most balance on both defense and offense and a great QB who knows how to win big games like Ben Roethlisberger.