NFL Power Rankings, Week 8: Chiefs roll, Ravens maul the Lions

It's that time of the week again! In Week 8, the storylines are endless. We take a look at all 32 NFL teams in this week's edition of the NFL Power Rankings.
Los Angeles Chargers v Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Chargers v Kansas City Chiefs / David Eulitt/GettyImages
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What a week! The Philadelphia Eagles held off the Miami Dolphins in primetime, the Kansas City Chiefs took hold of the AFC, the Detroit Lions got whooped, and the Buffalo Bills were handed their third loss of the season. The NFL in Week 7 was incredible and unpredictable in all of its football glory.

Today, we look at the week's power rankings. With all of the surprises around the NFL, where do the Chiefs fall? How far do this week's losers sink and how high do the winners rise?

We discuss and rank all 32 NFL teams.

1. Philadelphia Eagles (6-1)

Last Week: 1 (-)

The Eagles came out victorious in a highly-anticipated matchup with the Dolphins. In a game that was never really competitive, the Eagles flexed their talent at receiver; Moving the ball through the air with ease. To my mind, the Eagles are the team to beat. They have the most complete team, which is exactly what we were saying about them a year ago.

2. Kansas City Chiefs (6-1)

Last week: 2 (-)

To think, after all of the challenges that the Chiefs faced on offense to start the season, that they are just now starting to find their rhythm and are alone at the top of the AFC. WILD. The Chiefs went for over 400 yards against the Chargers on offense and held LA to under 20 points. If the Chiefs reach their full potential, they could be going to the Super Bowl again.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-2)

Last Week: 6 (+3)

Jacksonville won in a nail-biter on Thursday against the Saints. In what felt like a vintage Andy Reid-Chiefs-let-off-the-gas type game, the Jaguars jumped out to an early lead and almost lost it. It was closer than it should have been and I believe the Jaguars are still a playoff team with room to grow.

4. Dallas Cowboys (4-2)

Last Week: 8 (+4)


5. Miami Dolphins (5-2)

Last Week: 3 (-2)

The Dolphins have a little bit of Dallas Cowboys to them. They seem to beat up on really bad football teams and fall flat against the "blue chips" of the NFL. This week, they proved that they really aren't ready for top-level competition, losing to the Philadelphia Eagles. Now, after dropping games to Buffalo and Philadelphia in which they were not truly competitive, one must wonder if they are more of a pretender than a contender.

6. Baltimore Ravens (5-2)

Last Week: 10 (+4)

What a statement win by the Ravens. Baltimore, in my mind, has not yet asserted itself as a contender. With the big-time win against the Lions that they had this week, perhaps it is time to have that discourse. Baltimore is slowly climbing, but they could find themselves in the top five soon.

7. San Francisco 49ers (5-2)

Last week: 4 (-3)

It is really tough at this point in the season to drop two straight games. The 49ers are supremely talented, but they are starting to show some vulnerability on both sides of the ball. This week, Brock Purdy threw three interceptions which led to a Vikings win. I'm sure that they can correct it, but it has not been ideal for the last two weeks.

8. Seattle Seahawks (4-2)

Last Week: 11 (+4)

Seattle has talent all over the field. When it is all said and done, what will matter more than anything is how well Geno Smith plays in the clutch. This week, he was able to get it done against the Cardinals. If Smith has a great finish to the season, perhaps the Seahawks make a deep playoff run. If not, they could manage to fall short of the playoffs altogether.