NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where Every Team Stands Going Into Week 8

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The Broncos got smoked by the Colts, so we have a new No. 1 in our NFL power rankings as we hit the halfway point of the season.

The Bears and Texans also took steep tumbles, while the Chargers and Jets shot up the rankings.

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title=”32. Jacksonville Jaguars (previously 32nd)”
content=”Record: 0-7

Result: 24-6 loss to San Diego

Biggest thing we learned this week: Trading tackle Eugene Monroe may have been premature. They let up six sacks this week.

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title=”31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (previously 30th)”
content=”Record: 0-6

Result: 31-23 loss to Atlanta

Biggest thing we learned this week: A crew cleaned out their locker room in hazmat suits. That is the saddest thing ever.

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title=”30. Minnesota Vikings (previously 29th)”
content=”Record: 1-5

Result: 23-7 loss to New York Giants

Biggest thing we learned this week: Josh Freeman was horrid.

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title=”29. New York Giants (previously 31st)”
content=”Record: 1-6

Result: 23-7 win over Minnesota

Biggest thing we learned this week: It’s hard to say if the Giants shutting down Adrian Peterson was largely due to Josh Freeman’s historically bad debut.

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title=”28. Oakland Raiders (previously 27th)”
content=”Record: 2-4

Result: Bye

Biggest thing we learned this week: Nothing!

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title=”27. Arizona Cardinals (previously 25th)”
content=”Record: 2-5

Result: 34-22 loss to Seattle

Biggest thing we learned this week: Having San Francisco-Seattle back to back is rough, but Carson Palmer really looks toast at this point.

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title=”26. Houston Texans (previously 22nd)”
content=”Record: 2-5

Result: 17-16 loss to Kansas City

Biggest thing we learned this week: Things are really falling apart now. Both Brian Cushing and Ben Tate went down with injuries.

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title=”25. Washington Redskins (previously 28th)”
content=”Record: 2-4

Result: 45-41 win over Chicago

Biggest thing we learned this week: RGIII continues to test out the knee more in the running game. He had a season-high 11 rushing attempts on Sunday.

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title=”24. Cleveland Browns (previously 20th)”
content=”Record: 3-4

Result: 31-13 loss to Green Bay

Biggest thing we learned this week: America’s Team is back in tank mode. They might trade Josh Gordon.

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title=”23. St. Louis Rams (previously 21st)”
content=”Record: 3-4

Result: 30-15 loss to St. Louis

Biggest thing we learned this week: Sam Bradford is out for the year.

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title=”22. Buffalo Bills (previously 26th)”
content=”Record: 3-4

Result: 23-21 win over Miami

Biggest thing we learned this week: The Bills play up and down to competition. Five of their seven games have been decided by three points or less.

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title=”21. Carolina Panthers (previously 24th)”
content=”Record: 3-3

Result: 30-15 win over St. Louis

Biggest thing we learned this week: The defence continues to dominate. They’re now 8th in the NFL in yards per play allowed.

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title=”20. Philadelphia Eagles (previously 18th)”
content=”Record: 3-4

Result: 17-3 loss to Dallas

Biggest thing we learned this week: Nick Foles came crashing back to earth after his great debut against Tampa. Now he’s hurt.

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title=”19. Pittsburgh Steelers (previously 23rd)”
content=”Record: 2-4

Result: 19-16 win over Baltimore

Biggest thing we learned this week: The defence has really turned it around since September. They’ve quietly allowed fewer than 16 points in four of six games this year.

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title=”18. Atlanta Falcons (previously 19th)”
content=”Record: 2-3

Result: 31-23 win over Tampa Bay

Biggest thing we learned this week: They had 18 rushing yards and still won.

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title=”17. Baltimore Ravens (previously 14th)”
content=”Record: 3-4

Result: 19-16 loss to Pittsburgh

Biggest thing we learned this week: Their bye week comes at the perfect time. Their season is on the verge of falling apart after two-straight losses.

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title=”16. Tennessee Titans (previously 16th)”
content=”Record: 3-4

Result: 31-17 loss to San Francisco

Biggest thing we learned this week: Jake Locker returned, but his defence forced him into a tight spot by giving up 24 points before halftime.

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title=”15. Miami Dolphins (previously 13th)”
content=”Record: 3-3

Result: 23-21 loss to Buffalo.

Biggest thing we learned this week: Their strong start might have been misleading. They got outgained in the first two weeks but still started 2-0.

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title=”14. New York Jets (previously 17th)”
content=”Record: 4-3

Result: 30-27 OT win over New England

Biggest thing we learned this week: They now have two wins on late personal foul penalties, which probably isn’t the best sign.

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title=”13. Chicago Bears (previously 9th)”
content=”Record: 4-3

Result: 45-41 loss to Washington

Biggest thing we learned this week: Jay Cutler and Lance Briggs are injured. It’ll be a struggle to make the playoffs.

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title=”12. Detroit Lions (previously 12th)”
content=”Record: 4-3

Result: 27-24 loss to Cincinnati

Biggest thing we learned this week: Calvin Johnson is a beast, but the Detroit running game has fallen apart since that Bears blowout.

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title=”11. San Diego Chargers (previously 15th)”
content=”Record: 4-3

Result: 24-6 win over Jacksonville.

Biggest thing we learned this week: Nothing, they played the Jaguars.

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title=”10. Dallas Cowboys (previously 11th)”
content=”Record: 4-3

Result: 17-3 win over Philadelphia

Biggest thing we learned this week: The defence is coming on nicely. They smothered the previously unstoppable Eagles offence.

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title=”9. New England Patriots (previously 7th)”
content=”Record: 6-1

Result: 30-27 OT loss to New York Jets

Biggest thing we learned this week: Tom Brady isn’t the model of consistency he used to be. He missed some open guys this week.

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title=”8. Cincinnati Bengals (previously 8th)”
content=”Record: 5-2

Result: 27-24 win over Detroit

Biggest thing we learned this week: The front seven continues to dominate. Detroit only had 3.1 yards per carry.

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title=”7. Indianapolis Colts (previously 10th)”
content=”Record: 5-2

Result: 39-33 win over Denver

Biggest thing we learned this week: The defensive performance is the most impressive takeaway. They held Denver to 5 for 16 on third downs.

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title=”6. Kansas City Chiefs (previously 6th)”
content=”Record: 7-0

Result: 17-16 win over Houston

Biggest thing we learned this week: The defence is great, but we remain sceptical. A one-point win over Case Keenum isn’t exactly a confidence-builder.

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title=”5. Green Bay Packers (previously 5th)”
content=”Record: 4-2

Result: 31-13 win over Cleveland

Biggest thing we learned this week: The schedule is really soft in the next few weeks. They have Minnesota-Chicago-Philly-New York-Minnesota in the next five games.

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title=”4. New Orleans Saints (previously 4th)”
content=”Record: 5-1

Result: Bye

Biggest thing we learned this week: Nothing!

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title=”3. San Francisco 49ers (previously 3rd)”
content=”Record: 5-2

Result: 31-17 win over Tennessee

Biggest thing we learned this week: They continue to bludgeon teams on the ground. They ran it 41 times on Sunday.

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title=”2. Denver Broncos (previously 1st)”
content=”Record: 6-1

Result: 39-33 loss to Indianapolis

Biggest thing we learned this week: Peyton Manning is allowed to have a stinker every now and then. But the defence is a real issue, and the only reason they’re not ranked #1.

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title=”1. Seattle Seahawks (previously 2nd)”
content=”Record: 6-1

Result: 34-22 win over Arizona

Biggest thing we learned this week: They’re about to get a lot better. Percy Harvin and both starting offensive tackles are expected to return in the next few weeks.

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