Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NFL Power Rankings - Week 8

This week's power rankings below.

1. Denver Broncos: 155
Last Week: 4
Notes:  The new #1 and deservingly so. Easily the best looking team in football right now.

2. Indianapolis Colts: 155
Last Week: 6
Notes: The Colts have won 5 in a row after shutting out a decent Bengals offense.

3. Dallas Cowboys: 154
Last Week: 2
Notes: The Cowboys continue to win and surprise everyone. Nobody thought they'd be at 6-1 at this point in the season.

4. Baltimore Ravens: 154
Last Week: 5
Notes: The Bengals were the favorite going into this season, but the Ravens look like the best in the AFC North.

5. Philadelphia Eagles: 131
Last Week: 3
Notes: The Eagles lose their lead on the bye week with the Cowboys winning. A tough matchup is ahead on the road against the Cardinals.

6. San Diego Chargers: 125
Last Week: 1
Notes: A surprising loss, but the Chargers are for real this year and should find their way into the playoffs.

7. Green Bay Packers: 107
Last Week: 8
Notes: Ever since Rodgers told everyone to "relax" the Packers have been on fire. They've won 4 in a row.

8. Arizona Cardinals: 101
Last Week: 9
Notes: The Cardinals are winning against mediocre teams (outside of the Chargers and arguably the 49ers), but 5-1 is 5-1. They face tougher match ups against the Eagles and Cowboys.

9. Detroit Lions: 100
Last Week: 7
Notes: A win still moves this team down since the above teams just look better overall.

10. New England Patriots: 88
Last Week: 10
Notes: It wasn't a great showing against the Jets, but the Pats win and are 5-2 on the season.

11. San Francisco 49ers: 48
Last Week: 11
Notes: Definitely not the same 49ers team after getting destroyed by the Broncos. In a division with the Seahawks underperforming and the Cardinals not convincing everyone just yet, they still have a shot at winning the NFC West.

12. Seattle Seahawks: 43
Last Week: 13
Notes: The Seahawks are doing something that nobody thought was possible - losing at home. Who would have thought that this team would be 3-3 at this point of the season.

13. Kansas City Chiefs: 41
Last Week: 18
Notes: An impressive win against the Chargers that shows you can't count this team out just yet.

14. Buffalo Bills: 28
Last Week: 20
Notes: The Bills get a great last minute drive under Ortin, something that Manuel wouldn't have been able to do.

15. Cincinnati Bengals: 24
Last Week: 12
Notes: After looking like the best in the NFL, they've been looking like one of the worst.

16. Pittsburgh Steelers: 17
Last Week: 21
Notes: The Steelers have a nice bounce back win against the Texans and move out of the cellar.

17. Miami Dolphins: 14
Last Week: 23
Notes: Watch this team - I think they'll be a wildcard.

18. Cleveland Browns: 11
Last Week: 14
Notes: They go from impressive win to losing (by a decent margin) to the Jaguars. There's the Browns for you.

19. Houston Texans: 0
Last Week: 15
Notes:  3 minutes in the 2nd quarter basically put this game out of hand for the Texans.

20. New York Giants: 0
Last Week: 19
Notes: The Giants could have entered the bye in first place with wins against the Eagles and Cowboys, instead they showed why they aren't in the same class as them right now. Eli looks good, but the O-line is terrible.

21. Chicago Bears: -19
Last Week: 17
Notes: I had the Bears as a wildcard pick in the beginning of the year. Boy was I wrong.

22. Carolina Panthers: -27
Last Week: 16
Notes: In one of the worst football divisions I've seen for a while, the Panthers somehow managed to hold on to first place. A below .500 record might actually win the division.

23. New Orleans Saints: -30
Last Week: 22
Notes: The Saints lose their lead and the game. What happened to this team?

24. St. Louis Rams: -62
Last Week: 27
Notes: That fake punt was one of the most exciting (if not the most) plays of the week. An impressive win on the road against the Seahawks.

25, Washington Redskins: -62
Last Week: 28
Notes: McCoy > Cousins and showed why in a win against the Titans.

26. Atlanta Falcons: -68
Last Week: 24
Notes: The Falcons continue to lose. Mike Smith will likely be fired after this year.

27. Minnesota Vikings: -75
Last Week: 25
Notes: A tough loss to take that knocks the Vikings down to 2-5.

28. Tennessee Titans: -86
Last Week: 26
Notes: The Titans face a divisional matchup against the Texans that would move them up 2nd place with a win.

29. New York Jets: -139
Last Week: 29
Notes: The Jets continue to play better, but all they have to show for it is a 1-6 record. Will be interesting to see if Harvin can add an extra spark to this team.

30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: -139
Last Week: 31
Notes: Tampa Bay is surprisingly still in this since the NFC South is so bad. They need to beat the Vikings and Browns the next two weeks.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars: -151
Last Week: 32
Notes: The Jaguars get their first win of the year. Hard to imagine this team finishing above 4-12 though.

32. Oakland Raiders: -156
Last Week: 30
Notes: The only winless team.Could they do what the Jags did and beat the Browns? Probably not.

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