NFL Power Rankings Week 8 – A Few More Yards

Ab Stanley

This week saw a few teams come up a bit short on expectations, but there’s plenty of season left to play. There’s plenty of time to rewrite the script for all of these NFL teams.

You will start to see teams rise out of nowhere to claim top spots, while dramatic changes could alter the (so-called) contenders’ chances. In any event, this is the time for coaches to start gearing up for the stretch run.


1. Philadelphia Eagles (6-1)
The vaunted Eagles’ offensive line manhandled Miami all night. They converted four first downs with one yard to go with their “brotherly shove” play, completely blowing Miami’s defense off the line.


2. Kansas City Chiefs (6-1)
The Chiefs broke the 30 point mark for only the second time this season. They’re averaging 25.4 points per game.


3. Baltimore Ravens (5-2)
The Ravens have won two in a row, outscoring their opponents 62-22. They’ve only allowed two teams to break the 20 point mark in a game this season.


4. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-2)
The Jaguars have now forced a league high 16 turnovers. They’ve forced 10 turnovers during their current four game winning streak.


5. San Francisco 49ers (5-2)
San Francisco has lost two in a row and they’ve scored 17 points in each of those losses. They’ve been outscored by a total of seven points during this stretch.


6. Miami Dolphins (5-2)
Miami will have to go back to the drawing board after their second loss off the season. They’ve scored a total of 37 points in their two losses, while they average 40.6 points per game in their victories.


7. Detroit Lions (5-2)
Detroit has given up over 35 points in each of their two losses. They allow an average of 15.2 points per game in their victories.


8. Dallas Cowboys (4-2)
Dallas will host the Rams and then travel to Philadelphia for a divisional showdown after coming off of their bye week.


9. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2)
Pittsburgh has won two games in a row and four out of their last five games. Their defense has forced 10 turnovers in the last five games.


10. Cleveland Browns (4-2)
The Browns have won two in a row after a nail biting win over Indianapolis. They have allowed a league low 895 passing yards this season.


11. Seattle Seahawks (4-2)
Seattle isn’t great in any one category, but they have put a winning season together. They have forced seven turnovers, but they’ve also given up six turnovers so far this season.


12. Buffalo Bills (4-3)
The Bills have lost two out of their last three games, turning the ball over six times in those contests. They’ve allowed 21.0 points per game during that stretch.


13. Atlanta Falcons  (4-3)
The Falcons have given up one rushing touchdown the entire season. They have to clean up a big problem with turnovers lately. They have 11 giveaways in their last four games.


14. New York Jets (3-3)
The Jets are licking their chops at a crosstown showdown with the New York Giants this weekend. They’ve forced a total of 13 turnovers this season.


15. Houston Texans (3-3)
The Texans come off of their bye week to face the Panthers on the road and then they host Tampa Bay.


16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-3)
Tampa Bay has scored a total of 19 points since their bye week. They are ranked 26th in total points scored this season.


17.  Minnesota Vikings (3-4)
Can the Vikings make the playoffs after starting the season 0-3? Right now they look like a dangerous team, even without Justin Jefferson.


18. Los Angeles Rams (3-4)
The Rams have been the epitome of an up and down team this season. They’ve gone 2-2 in their last four games, scoring over 25 in the wins and under 20 in the losses.


19.  New Orleans Saints (3-4)
The Saints have lost four out of their last five games, getting outscored 95-63 in the losses. They’ve turned the ball over six times during those five games.


20. Cincinnati Bengals (3-3)
Coming off of their bye week, Cincinnati has a tough matchup in San Francisco and then a home game against Buffalo.


21. Indianapolis Colts (3-4)
The Colts have scored a good amount of points this season, but they’ve given up way too many. They rank sixth in total points scored and 30th in total points allowed.


22. Washington Commanders (3-4)
After snapping a three game losing streak, the Commanders went right back to their losing ways. This is the second time this season they’ve scored single digits in points.


23. Las Vegas Raiders (3-4)
The Raiders snapped a two game winning streak, rushing for only 39 yards in Sunday’s game. They have a total of 12 turnovers in their four losses.


24. Tennessee Titans (2-4)
Tennessee will host Atlanta this week and then travel to Pittsburgh. They are trying to snap a two game losing streak.


25. New England Patriots (2-5)
The Patriots have 11 turnovers in their losses, but only one turnover in their two wins. They’ve allowed an average of 59.5 rushing yards in their victories.


26. s Los Angeles Chargers (2-4)
The Chargers are ranked 31st in total yards allowed and 25th in total points allowed. They’ve only held one opponent to under 20 points in any game this season.


27. Green Bay Packers (2-4)
Green Bay has pushed their losing streak to three games and they have turned the ball over six times during that stretch. They have lost four out of five games overall.


28. Chicago Bears (2-5)
The Bears have won two out of their last three games, forcing six turnovers. They have scored 83 points during that stretch.

29. Denver Broncos (2-5)
Denver is 2-1 in games when they don’t turn the ball over. They have 11 turnovers in their other four games.


30. New York Giants (2-5)
The Giants snapped a four game losing streak with their best defensive performance of the season. They allowed seven points and held Washington to 76 yards rushing.


31. Arizona Cardinals (1-6)
The Cardinals have lost four games in a row, scoring a total of 55 points. They’ve given up 115 points during that stretch.


32. Carolina Panthers (0-6)
Will the Panthers sustain a loss to the quarterback many thought should’ve been drafted first overall this weekend ? Or will Bryce Young get his first win of the season versus Houston?

Offensive Player Of The Week
Lamar Jackson – Quarterback, Baltimore Ravens: 393 total yards from scrimmage, 4 total touchdowns

Defensive Player Of The Week
Myles Garrett – Defensive End, Cleveland Browns:  9 total tackles, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 1 pass deflection, 1 blocked field goal

Ab Stanley

Atlanta, GA

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