NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 9
Eli Manning and the Giants maintain their high ranking after a wild win over the Cowboys.
By: Nathan Rush | 10/30/12, 7:15 PM EDT
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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