Thursday, October 25, 2012

NFL Power Rankings: Week 8

Things were pretty static at the top of the Power Rankings, thanks to impressive victories by the Texans, Bears and Giants. There was a shakeup at the bottom, though, as the Browns finally climbed out of the number 32 hole.

1. Atlanta Falcons (6-0) LW: 1
The Dirty Birds were off this week but maintained their grip on the number one spot, thanks to being undefeated.

2. Houston Texans (6-1) LW: 2
Houston absolutely demolished the Ravens, widening the gap between the Texans and everyone else in the AFC.

3. Chicago Bears (5-1) LW: 3
It wasn’t pretty, but the Bears took down the Lions on Monday night, improving to 5-1 and staying at the No. 3 spot.

4. New York Giants (5-2) LW: 4
Another late game gem from Eli Manning avoided a loss to RGIII and the Redskins.

5. San Francisco 49ers (5-2) LW: 6
The Niners beat the Seahawks in a defensive struggle Thursday night in a newly-improved division battle.

6. Minnesota Vikings (5-2) LW: 7
The Vikings keep doing it even though most people are waiting for them to fall apart.

7. Green Bay Packers (4-3) LW: 8
Aaron Rodgers seems to have his swagger back, as all the hip kids say, and the Packers are back to their winning ways.

8. Baltimore Ravens (5-2) LW: 5
The Ravens continued their trend of looking either really great or really horrible Sunday, looking really, really horrible against the Texans.

9. New England Patriots (4-3) LW: 10
The Patriots edged out the Jets in an overtime battle, which probably says more about the Patriots’ struggles than the Jets’ productivity.

10. Arizona Cardinals (4-3) LW: 9
The Cards have lost three straight and are in danger of sliding out of the Top Ten.


11. Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) LW: 11

12. Seattle Seahawks (4-3) LW: 12

13. Denver Broncos (3-3) LW: 13

14. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3) LW: 16

15. San Diego Chargers (3-3) LW: 14

16. Cincinnati Bengals (3-4) LW: 15

17. Washington Redskins (3-4) LW: 17

18. Miami Dolphins (3-3) LW: 20

19. Dallas Cowboys (3-3) LW: 22

20. Indianapolis Colts (3-3) LW: 24

21. Buffalo Bills (3-4) LW: 18

22. St. Louis Rams (3-4) LW: 19

23. New York Jets (3-4) LW: 21

24. Tennessee Titans (3-4) LW: 25

25. New Orleans Saints (2-4) LW: 26

26. Oakland Raiders (2-4) LW: 27

27. Detroit Lions (2-4) LW: 23

28. Kansas City Chiefs (1-5) LW: 28

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4) LW: 30

30. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5) LW: 29

31. Cleveland Browns (1-6) LW: 32

32. Carolina Panthers (1-5) LW: 31
The Panthers have finally, after seven weeks, supplanted the Browns as the worst team, according to the tonyblogs.net Power Rankings. Congrats, Cleveland, at least you’re making progress.

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