NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 9

Eli Manning and the Giants maintain their high ranking after a wild win over the Cowboys.

Athlon Sports' weekly rankings of NFL teams from the best, the lone remaining undefeated Atlanta Falcons, to the worst, the banged-up one-win Jacksonville Jaguars.

Here are our NFL Power Rankings following Week 8 of the season:



1. Falcons (7-0) Scored on first six possessions in victory at Philly.

2. Texans (6-1) Hoping to pick up where they left off before bye.

3. Giants (6-2) Up 23–0, down 24–23, but beat Cowboys 29–24.

4. 49ers (6-2) Defense holds Cardinals to seven rush yards.

5. Packers (5-3) Aaron Rodgers passes Bart Starr on team TD list.

6. Bears (6-1) Scored 16 fourth-quarter points to beat Panthers.

7. Ravens (5-2) Fined $20K for not listing Ed Reed on injury report.

8. Patriots (5-3) Tom Brady gives Rams royal treatment in London.

9. Vikings (5-3) Had no answer for Bucs rookie runner Doug Martin.

10. Broncos (4-3) Peyton Manning throws fifth straight 300-yarder.

11. Steelers (4-3) Improve to 14–1 against rookie QBs since 2004.

12. Seahawks (4-4) Lose back-to-back games for first time all season.

13. Dolphins (4-3) Matt Moore wins filling in for injured Ryan Tannehill.

14. Colts (4-3) Vick Ballard acrobatic TD leap one of year’s best.

15. Bengals (3-4) Andy Dalton ready for Peyton Manning showdown.

16. Cowboys (3-4) Dez Bryant fingertips away from epic comeback.

17. Saints (2-5) Joe Vitt’s debut as interim coach a losing effort.



18. Chargers (3-4) Robert Meachem dropped pass costly at Browns.

19. Eagles (3-4) Vick or Nick? That is the QB debate in Philadelphia.

20. Cardinals (4-4) Outscored 41–6 in prime time games this season.

21. Redskins (3-5) Ten dropped passes make RG3’s day a long one.

22. Jets (3-5) Smacked in mouth after talking big all week long.

23. Titans (3-5) Have lost seven of last eight to rival Indianapolis.

24. Lions (3-4) Matt Stafford leads ninth comeback win of career.

25. Buccaneers (3-4) Second road team to win on Thursday this season.

26. Bills (3-4) Mario Williams returns to Houston after bye week.

27. Raiders (3-4) Have not lost at Arrowhead Stadium since 2006.

28. Rams (3-5) Back out of deal to play in London in 2013 and ’14.

29. Browns (2-6) Barking after second straight win at Dawg Pound.

30. Panthers (1-6) Snatched defeat from jaws of victory at Chicago.

31. Chiefs (1-6) Jamaal Charles only given five carries in defeat.

32. Jaguars (1-6) Not good Mojo seeing MJD sidelined on crutches.
 

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