NFL Week 8 Power Rankings

1. Kansas City Chiefs (8-0)
1. Kansas City Chiefs (8-0)
The Chiefs’ eight wins are against teams with a combined 20-41 record. But 8-0 is 8-0. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
2. Indianapolis Colts (5-2)
2. Indianapolis Colts (5-2)
Owners of the best first-half resume in football, the Colts don’t face a winning team until a Dec. 8 trip to Cincinnati. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
3. Denver Broncos (7-1)
3. Denver Broncos (7-1)
Seven points in the first half? Down 21-7 in the third quarter? To the Redskins? The bye is coming at the perfect time. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
4. San Francisco 49ers (6-2)
4. San Francisco 49ers (6-2)
That’s five straight wins, all by double digits. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
5. Seattle Seahawks (7-1)
5. Seattle Seahawks (7-1)
Not a great MNF win by any means, but halfway through the regular season, the Seahawks have the best record in the NFC. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
6. New Orleans Saints (6-1)
6. New Orleans Saints (6-1)
The Saints keep winning, but Marques Colston (six catches for 44 yards in his last three games) has been awful. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
7. Cincinnati Bengals (6-2)
7. Cincinnati Bengals (6-2)
Don’t look now, but the Bengals – thanks to Andy Dalton playing the best football of his career (11 touchdowns in three games) – just might be the best team in the AFC. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
8. Green Bay Packers (5-2)
8. Green Bay Packers (5-2)
The Packers have won four straight games, including three by double digits. Their two losses came on the road to San Francisco and Cincinnati – teams that are riding five- and four-game winning streaks, respectively. This is the NFC North favorite. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
9. New England Patriots (6-2)
9. New England Patriots (6-2)
Even with Rob Gronkowski (three catches, 27 yards on Sunday), this team isn’t looking like a legitimate AFC threat. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
10. Detroit Lions (5-3)
10. Detroit Lions (5-3)
Calvin Johnson (329 yards) came within eight yards of breaking Flipper Anderson’s 1989 single-game record. Detroit’s offense might have the highest ceiling in the NFC. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
11. Chicago Bears (4-3)
11. Chicago Bears (4-3)
With upcoming games against Green Bay, Detroit and Baltimore, a 3-0 start will very likely become a 4-6 free fall. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
12. Dallas Cowboys (4-4)
12. Dallas Cowboys (4-4)
If any team can record a +4 turnover margin and lose, you better believe it’s the Jerry Jones-owned Dallas Cowboys. Oh, and hey, Dez. Calm down. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
13. San Diego Chargers (4-3)
13. San Diego Chargers (4-3)
Hopefully the Chargers enjoyed the bye; five of their last nine games are against Denver, Kansas City and Cincinnati – teams with a combined 21-3 record. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
14. Carolina Panthers (4-3)
14. Carolina Panthers (4-3)
Cam Newton is playing far and away the best football of his career, and the Panthers are 8-3 in their last 11 games dating back to last season. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
15. New York Jets (4-4)
15. New York Jets (4-4)
The Jets are 0-4 following a win. Geno Smith has one touchdown and nine interceptions in those four losses. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
16. Baltimore Ravens (3-4)
16. Baltimore Ravens (3-4)
A pair of AFC North games – at Cleveland and against Cincinnati – might make or break Baltimore’s season. (Photo by Vincent Pugliese/Getty Images)
17.  Arizona Cardinals (4-4)
17. Arizona Cardinals (4-4)
Arizona had more rushing yards (201) than passing yards (147) in beating Atlanta and are just one game back in the Wild Card standings. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
18. Oakland Raiders (3-4)
18. Oakland Raiders (3-4)
Terrelle Pryor is only the fourth quarterback since 1970 to rush for at least 100 yards twice in one season, and his 93-yard touchdown run against Pittsburgh rewrote the record books. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
19. Miami Dolphins (3-4)
19. Miami Dolphins (3-4)
Four straight Ls. It’s back to the drawing board in Miami. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
20. Cleveland Browns (3-5)
20. Cleveland Browns (3-5)
The Browns were 3-0 when Brian Hoyer played. They’re 0-5 when he doesn’t. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
21. Philadelphia Eagles (3-5)
21. Philadelphia Eagles (3-5)
I don’t care who’s playing quarterback. The offense has scored three points in the last two weeks. That is unacceptable. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
22. Washington Redskins (2-5)
22. Washington Redskins (2-5)
Up 14, lose by 24. Forget the stats: This passing offense is one of the worst in football. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
23. Houston Texans (3-4)
23. Houston Texans (3-4)
With the Colts coming to town, five straight losses will likely become six. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
24. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-5)
24. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-5)
Nineteen rushes for 35 yards. Five sacks allowed. This O-Line is awful. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
25. St. Louis Rams (3-5)
25. St. Louis Rams (3-5)
Close but no cigar. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)
26. Atlanta Falcons (2-5)
26. Atlanta Falcons (2-5)
Matt Ryan, in a must-win game, threw four interceptions, as Atlanta – with just 27 rushing yards – fell to 0-3 on the road. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
27. Tennessee Titans (3-4)
27. Tennessee Titans (3-4)
Losers of three straight, the Titans couldn’t ask for a more favorable post-bye schedule – at 3-5 St. Louis and against 0-8 Jacksonville. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
28. New York Giants (2-6)
28. New York Giants (2-6)
How bad is the NFC East? The Giants were the only team in that division to win on Sunday, and they didn’t score a single touchdown. They’re also – after starting 0-6 – just two games back of Dallas in the standings. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
29. Buffalo Bills (3-5)
29. Buffalo Bills (3-5)
The game was still respectable in the fourth quarter. Playing against the Saints in New Orleans, that’s about as much as you can ask from a losing team. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
30. Minnesota Vikings (1-6)
30. Minnesota Vikings (1-6)
Greg Jennings was a non-factor against his former team, but at least Adrian Peterson scored. Fantasy owners rejoice. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-7)
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-7)
Mike Glennon (six touchdowns, three interceptions) hasn’t been terrible by any means, but his per-game attempts have gone from 43 to 43 to 44 to 51. Way to ease in the rookie, Greg Schiano. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8)
32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8)
Jacksonville is 0-4 at home, 0-4 on the road and has lost every game by double digits. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)
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