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NFL Power Rankings 2014, Week 8: Eagles stay put

Ranking all 32 NFL Teams.

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Now that Week 7 of the 2014 NFL season is over, it's time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week's NFL Power Rankings.

The Philadelphia Eagles did not play. They had their bye this week.

Let's dive right in to the rankings.


1) Denver Broncos (Last Week: 1) - Still on top. Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's NFL record for career touchdown passes.

2) Dallas Cowboys (LW: 3) - Dallas is red hot with six straight wins. Running back DeMarco Murray has already rushed for 913 yards. Not including the Cowboys, only three teams own a total rushing yard count higher than that.

3) Indianapolis Colts (LW: 5) - Impressive shutout win over Cincy.

4) Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 4) - Bye week. The Eagles will return to action with a tough test in Arizona against the Cards.

5) San Diego Chargers (LW: 2) - The San Diego Super Chargers saw their five game win streak end with a close loss to a division opponent. Life could be worse.

6) Arizona Cardinals (LW: 7) - The only team the Cardinals have lost to is arguably the best team in the league.

7) Green Bay Packers (LW: 10) - Aaron Rodgers is red hot. The Packers have overcome a slow start to rebound as one of the best teams in the NFC.

8) Detroit Lions (LW: 9) - Detroit almost lost at home before mounting a comeback on the Saints. The Detroit defense is good but the offense isn't too hot while missing Calvin Johnson.

9) Baltimore Ravens (LW: 10) - The Ravens own the best point differential in the NFL. Facing the Buccaneers and Falcons in back to back weeks helps with that.

10) Seattle Seahawks (LW: 6) - Two straight losses for the Seahawks. Who saw that coming? This team is still very talented, hence why I've kept them in the top 10, but they're clearly dealing with some issues right now.

11) New England Patriots (LW: 12) - The Pats squeaked out a win over the lowly Jets at home.

12) San Francisco 49ers (LW: 8) - San Fran saw their three game win streak end with a rout at the hands of Denver. The 49ers are dealing with a number of injury issues right now.

13) Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 18) - Real quality result for KC by going into San Diego and coming out with the win. Andy Reid's post-bye week magic continues; he's now 13-2 in those games.

14) Buffalo Bills (LW: 20) - Never say die. The Bills capped off a comeback effort over the Vikings with a Sammy Watkins touchdown. The Buffalo backfield is banged up due to injuries to both Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller so it looks like it's Bryce Brown time for the Bills.

15) Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 13) - The Bengals haven't won a football game in a month. Two of their three wins came against the Falcons and the Titans. Cincy was shutout in Indy and isn't looking so hot right now.

16) Miami Dolphins (LW: 21) - Decent road win for the Dolphins who are now back to .500.

17) Carolina Panthers (LW: 14) - The team with the best record in a truly terrible NFC South division. Carolina owns the 8th worst point differential in the entire NFL so they probably deserve to be ranked even lower.

18) Chicago Bears (LW: 15) - The Bears are 0-3 at home now after dropping a game to the Dolphins. Apparently there were locker room issues following the team's loss. Chi-town looks mediocre.

19) Cleveland Browns (LW: 16) - It looked like the Browns may actually be good. Then they lost to the Jaguars. Not good.

20) Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 24) - Still not really impressed with this Steelers team, but they have a winning record. They haven't beaten a good team yet and they've lost to some bad ones. At least the offense came alive for them versus the Texans.

21) Houston Texans (LW: 17) - Built a two score lead against the Steelers before absolutely blowing it in the final minutes of the first half, allowing 24 points in 2 minutes and 54 seconds. The Texans are 1-4 in their last five games.

22) New York Giants (LW: 19) - The G-Men were on a three game winning streak where they were averaging 35 points scored and 17 points allowed. In the past two weeks, the New York Football Giants have been outscored by a total of 58-21.

23) St. Louis Rams (LW: 26) - Gutsy win here from the Rams that featured two crucial special teams plays: a fake punt return for a touchdown and a fake punt on fourth down late in the game that converted for a first. St. Louis still doesn't have a bright outlook on the rest of the year.

24) New Orleans Saints (LW: 23) - It looked like the Saints were on their way to getting back on track before Drew Brees threw an interception and New Orleans blew their lead to Detroit.

25) Atlanta Falcons (LW: 22) - Atlanta's only wins have come over fellow bad NFC South teams. The Dirty Birds are 0-5 against non-NFC South teams.

26) Washington Redskins (LW: 28) - Washington benched Kirk Cousins for Colt McCoy and it actually paid off, I guess. Washington is still 0-2 in the NFC East and 0-4 in conference play so the win may have just hurt their draft positioning.

27) Tennessee Titans (LW: 25) - The Titans are just bad. What else do you want me to say?

28) Minnesota Vikings (LW: 27) - Minny is on a three game losing streak after failing to hold off a late Buffalo comeback attempt.

29) Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 32) - Jaguars win! I wasn't sure I would be typing that this season. I also wasn't sure I'd ever be typing that Denard Robinson is a starting running back in the NFL.

30) New York Jets (LW: 30) - The Jets relatively held their own in New England. New York traded for Percy Harvin late last week so obviously their season is saved now.

31) Oakland Raiders (LW: 29) - The Raiders are still winless. Is it a moral victory that they "only" have the third worst point differential? For these power rankings, sure, why not.

32) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 31) - Bye week. Moved down as a result of other teams moving up and the Buccaneers Week 6 loss being so bad that it bled over into this week's rankings. The Bucs are the worst team in the NFL's worst division.

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