NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 9

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

<p> NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 9, including the Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys.</p>

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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