1 – Buffalo Bills (1)
The Bills stay in the top spot of our Week 8 Power Rankings after their bye. Besides a surprising blemish in Miami, there’s nothing this team has done to warrant any concern or to question their position as the Super Bowl favorites. Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs continue to be one of the best duos in the league, while the defence has been doing the job despite not being at full health. The Bills are a SCARY team.
2 – Kansas City Chiefs (3)
Kansas City moves up a spot in this week’s Power Rankings after a dominant performance in San Fransisco. The Chiefs were down 10-0 early on, but then outscored the 9ers 44-13 over the rest of the game. The afternoon was just another example of the fact that no lead is safe against Patrick Mahomes, especially for poor Kyle Shanahan. With the win, Mahomes is now 12-5 in games he’s been down ten points or more since 2019. The game also showed that there is still a considerable difference between good teams and great teams in the league right now.
3 – Philadelphia Eagles (2)
Another group coming off a Week 7 bye are the undefeated Eagles. Although they slipped to third, the power rankings were more of a nod to the Chiefs than a slight to Philadelphia. The offence has looked dynamic all season and the addition of James Bradberry in the secondary has done wonders for the whole defensive unit. The winning streak could certainly continue as well, as the Eagles don’t play another team that currently has a winning record until the Titans come to town in Week 13.
4 – Cincinnati Bengals (N/A)
It may not have been an ideal start to the season for the defending AFC champs, but the Bengals are officially back. Joe Burrow was fantastic in the week 7 contest against Atlanta, throwing for 345 yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone. The Bengals have now won four of their last five games and will be a very tough opponent for anyone if the offence can stay in their groove. It’s for that reason that they find themselves here in our Week 8 Power Rankings. With an easier schedule of games in the near future, Cincinnati could be coming off multiple wins and overflowing with confidence by the time December rolls around.
5 – New York Giants (5)
The Giants did it again last week in Jacksonville. It was another tight, one score game, but this team simply finds ways to win. Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley both ran for over 100 yards and Jones threw for 202 and a touchdown as well. One of the biggest changes this year for New York has been their performance in crunch time. Once again in Week 7, the team scored on multiple drives in the last six minutes of the game to ultimately move to 6-1. Next weekend’s game in Seattle should be a very interesting measuring stick for two teams who are seriously exceeding expectations so far in the NFC.