NFL Power Rankings – Week 8

Not much change at the top this week, but we do have a shakeup in the bottom 10.

1. New York Jets (5-1) – I don’t think a bye week can drop them from their pedestal, although the Steelers are coming on strong.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-1) – The Steelers got a nice win against a Miami team that struggles at home. Big Ben isn’t quite in midseason form yet.

3. Baltimore Ravens (5-2) – The bye week should help Flacco and Rice get back in the swing of things.

4. New York Giants (5-2) – Can anyone name the league’s leading rusher? Yep, it’s Ahmad Bradshaw.

5. New England Patriots (5-1) – The Patriots are on a mission to show they didn’t/don’t need Randy Moss. So far so good.

6. Indianapolis colts (4-2) – Peyton has shown he can survive with just about any WR, but how about with Brody Eldridge at TE?

7. Atlanta Falcons (5-2) – They stepped off the gas a little early last week, but Roddy White showed he’s still one of the best WR’s in the league.

8. Kansas City Chiefs (4-2) – If Dwyane Bowe had been able to catch against the Colts, they’d be 5-1.

9. Philadelphia Eagles (4-3) – A bye week is exactly what this team needs. With Vick healthy in week 9 the Eagles should be back.

10. Houston Texans (4-2) – Can they beat the Colts twice this season? We’ll find out Monday night in a high scoring game.

11. Washington Redskins (4-3) – Most of their wins haven’t been pretty, but that defense is highly underrated.

12. Miami Dolphins (3-3) – For some reason this team plays much better on the road (3-0) then at home (0-3).

13. Green Bay Packers (4-3) – Huge win against the Vikings last week with another Greg Jennings sighting.

14. Tennessee Titans (5-2) – I know they’re 5-2, but I still can’t buy into this team.

15. New Orleans Saints (4-3) – I know Drew Brees had a kid last week, but how can you explain the rest of his struggles?

16. Minnesota Vikings (2-4) – It’s do or die against the Patriots this week. Will we see Favre or Tarvaris Jackson?

17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2) – Another team I have trouble buying into, but Josh Freeman surprisingly isn’t turning the ball over.

18. St. Louis Rams (3-4) – Heartbreaking loss against the Bucs last week, but this team has been in every game this year.

19. Cincinnati Bengals (2-4) – Playing from behind Carson Palmer looks like the best QB in the league.

20. San Diego Chargers (2-5) – Could the Chargers really finish last in the AFC West?

21. Chicago Bears (4-2) – They could sign 5 guys off the street and have a better offensive line.

22. Seattle Seahawks (4-2) – Completely different team home vs away. The schedule gets tougher starting this week.

23. Arizona Cardinals (3-3) – Their QB situation is brutal. The 49ers are the only team with a worse situation.

24. Oakland Raiders (3-4) – There’s the Darren McFadden the Raiders thought they drafted.

25. Denver Broncos (2-5) – Kyle Orton isn’t the problem in Denver, yet they still might bench him for Tebow?

26. Cleveland Browns (2-5) – their offense is horrific, but they still find a way to stay in games.

27. Dallas Cowboys (1-5) – Maybe the most talented team in the league, certainly not playing like it though.

28. Carolina Panthers (1-5) – Matt Moore finally played like the QB we all saw last year.

29. Detroit Lions (1-5) – They get Matthew Stafford back this week.

30. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-4) – How did they get 3 wins again?

31. Buffalo Bills (0-6) – This team isn’t very good, but at least they try hard every week.

32. San Francisco 49ers (1-6) – All you 49er fans who wanted David Carr. You got what you asked for. There’s a reason he wasn’t starting ahead of Alex Smith

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