NFL Power Rankings 2016 Week 8

Biggest Movers
8 Dolphins
9 Bills
1 Patriots They are back at the top, and there's no reason to think they won't stay there. Tom Brady has been lighting it up since he's been back. 1 6-1-0
2 Cowboys They come off their bye with a big division game against the Eagles. It gives Dak Prescott another proving game with Tony Romo still out. 2 5-1-0
3 Vikings They lost for the first time at Philly, and that offensive line was awful. That has to be better or the defense could go to waste. 2 5-1-0
4 Packers For a week at least the Aaron Rodgers critics will shut their mouths. This team is still a good, quality football team. 1 4-2-0
5 Seahawks The offensive line is struggling, which is why they are having issues on that side of the ball. The defense keeps them in games. 2 4-1-1
6 Broncos That defense was outstanding against the Texans. Now comes a tough test with Philip Rivers and the Chargers. 1 5-2-0
7 Chiefs The Chiefs have won consecutive games after the bye and seem to be getting it rolling as they go to Indy to play the Colts this week. 2 4-2-0
8 Falcons They've lost two straight games -- both tough ones -- to fall to 4-3. That was a stinging loss to the Chargers. 2 4-3-0
9 Raiders The Raiders are 4-0 on the road. That's impressive for a young team. 4 5-2-0
10 Eagles The defense bounced back from two poor games to play really well against the Vikings. Now here come the Cowboys. 2 4-2-0
11 Chargers This is a team that seems to be growing up. Now they face a stiff road test at Denver after impressive victories the past couple of weeks. 6 3-4-0
12 Cardinals That tie against Seattle had to feel like a loss. Now they face a long trip to Carolina, where they were awful in the NFC Championship Game last January. 4 3-3-1
13 Lions Matthew Stafford has led this team to a 4-3 record. The talk of Jim Caldwell being on the hot seat has subsided. 6 4-3-0
14 Steelers Without Ben Roethlisberger, they have big problems. The defense needs to get some pressure or they'll be in trouble even when he comes back. 6 4-3-0
15 Giants At 4-3, they're in the thick of the division race. It wasn't pretty in London, but they'll take it. -- 4-3-0
16 Colts All those critics of Andrew Luck need to be quiet. He carried that team to victory at Tennessee. 5 3-4-0
17 Redskins They should be 5-2, but that late-game drive at Detroit was a bad look. The defense can't let that happen. 7 4-3-0
18 Bengals They had to get that game against the Browns, and now they could get on a little roll. The division is wide open. 6 3-4-0
19 Dolphins Jay Ajayi has really led this team the past two weeks. They have a bye, but then the schedule gets soft. They can make a playoff push. 8 3-4-0
20 Bills That loss at Miami hurts even more when you see the next three games. It starts with a tough one against the Patriots. This time it's with Tom Brady. 9 4-3-0
21 Buccaneers Two consecutive road games have them at .500. The offense looked good at San Francisco. 4 3-3-0
22 Texans They are not getting good enough play from Brock Osweiler. The road hasn't been kind to the Texans. 8 4-3-0
23 Saints They just aren't good enough on defense. Even when Drew Brees rolls up big numbers, it's not good enough. 5 2-4-0
24 Titans They can run the football, but is that good enough? At 3-4, they are still in the race with a Thursday game with Jacksonville coming up. 4 3-4-0
25 Rams They have to go to Jared Goff. What's the point of playing Case Keenum? 3 3-4-0
26 Jets Ryan Fitzpatrick came back in and got them a victory. But they still aren't very good. 2 2-5-0
27 Ravens That 3-0 start seems way in the past. They've lost four straight and this season is going bad quickly. 4 3-4-0
28 Jaguars This is getting really ugly for a team that had high expectations. Blake Bortles isn't very good right now. 2 2-4-0
29 Panthers They come off their bye with the season getting away from them. Can they turn it around? -- 1-5-0
30 Bears Now they are down to Matt Barkley at quarterback. This is not a good team right now, and begs this question: Will John Fox be in trouble? -- 1-6-0
31 49ers The move to Colin Kaepernick hasn't changed much. They still aren't a good team. -- 1-6-0
32 Browns Will they win a game this season? It sure doesn't look like it. -- 0-7-0
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