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NFL Power Rankings ... and Sour Rankings Through Week 8

You've seen NFL power rankings before, but here at gatosclub we're also interested in the bottom of the barrel. As far as power rankings go, we're looking at what teams have done on the field, with a bit of an eye toward the future. We're also going to include our Sour Rankings, though, which will look at the teams that have had the worst performances and poor prospects.



So without further ado, here's a look at our NFL Power Rankings, featuring the best eight teams following Week 8. And the Sour Rankings, featuring the worst eight squads the league has to offer.


Power Rankings


1. Buffalo Bills -- The Bills weren't spectacular against the Packers and they still handled Green Bay easily, taking a 24-7 lead into halftime of the Sunday night contest.


2. Philadelphia Eagles -- They came out of their bye to dominate the Steelers 35-13, and with Jalen Hurts building even more chemistry with A.J. Brown, I have them above the Chiefs now.


3. Kansas City Chiefs -- They only drop because the Eagles picked up a win while Kansas City was off. It will be interesting to see how the addition of Kadarius Toney affects the offense.


4. Minnesota Vikings -- They jumped the Giants after beating the Cardinals as it looks like they're winning games they would lose in the past. Their only loss this year is to the Eagles.


5. Dallas Cowboys -- The Cowboys move up a spot from last week after toying with the Bears. The offense played well, including Tony Pollard in place of Ezekiel Elliott, but the Bears fought their way back in the game before Micah Parsons' fumble return all but sealed the win.


6. Baltimore Ravens -- The Ravens move up a spot after a nice comeback win over the Buccaneers in which they scored 24 points in the second half to Tampa Bay's 12. The 5-3 Ravens finally strung together a pair of wins.


7. N.Y. Giants -- They fall from No. 4 after their second loss of the season, a 27-13 setback to the Seahawks. Seattle's now 5-3 and just missed out on making our top-8 in the Power Rankings.


8. Tennessee Titans -- Tennessee is starting to look like last year's No. 1 AFC seed, even with pretty uneven quarterback play. They're leaning heavily on Derrick Henry in the midst of a five-game winning streak. We'll see how real they are this week against the Chiefs.


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Sour Rankings


25. Denver Broncos -- It was between the Broncos and the Browns at this spot and Cleveland brutalized the Bengals on Monday night while Denver barely beat the Jags.


26. Carolina Panthers -- They really should have beaten the Falcons after DJ Moore and PJ Walker's heroics, but a long missed extra point and a missed field goal doomed them to 2-6.


27. Chicago Bears -- Justin Fields and Co. followed up a win over the Patriots with a three-touchdown loss to the Cowboys, thanks in part to Fields hopping over Micah Parsons without touching him down.

28. Jacksonville Jaguars -- They return to the Sour Rankings for the first times since our first iteration. A loss to the Broncos has them at 2-6.


29. Pittsburgh Steelers -- They got throttled by the Eagles, but at least they didn't get shut out. That's good enough to keep them in the same spot as last week.


30. Las Vegas Raiders -- The Raiders drop from No. 28 after getting shut out by a 3-5 Saints team. Derek Carr needs to do a better job of getting the ball to Davante Adams.


31. Houston Texans -- An ugly loss to the Raiders was followed by a close loss to the streaking Titans. Houston still has a better winning percentage than Detroit as a result of their tie.


32. Detroit Lions -- I nearly moved the Texans down to this spot, but I'm not sure if the way they're losing is worse than how the Lions are doing it. Detroit can get blown out or have a 10-point lead evaporate like Sunday.






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