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NFL Power Rankings: Highlighting the Major Shakeups After Week 8

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NFL Power Rankings: Highlighting the Major Shakeups After Week 8
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Week 8, if anything, reminded us of how difficult consistently winning in the NFL can be.

Teams like the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears were facing significantly inferior opponents at home, but managed to just win as opposed to complete domination.

Just win: Thinking about the positive ramifications of what results from victory and it's the core meaning of what's arguably keeping the Atlanta Falcons perfect. On the other hand, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos basically suplexed Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.

The Big Easy entered on a two-game streak and this was a key game for the Broncos, because they had survived the NFL's roughest six-game stretch to open the 2012 season. Ahead, here is an entire slate of power rankings as we look at how Week 8 impacted pro football.

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