NFL Power Rankings Week 8: NFL Is Completely Unpredictable

Jordan Schwartz@jordanharrisonSenior Writer IOctober 26, 2010

1. (2) New York Jets (5-1)

With Pittsburgh stealing a victory from the Dolphins, the idle Jets move up to No. 1 this week. New York hosts Green Bay on Sunday.


2. (3) New England Patriots (5-1)

The Patriots averaged 239 passing yards per game with Randy Moss. They're down to 203 per without him, but New England hasn't lost since the trade.


3. (1) Pittsburgh Steelers (5-1)

The video showed that three Dolphins fell on the ball and one Dolphin came out of the pile with the ball, but apparently there wasn't enough video evidence to give the Dolphins the ball.


4. (4) Baltimore Ravens (5-2)

The 34 points the Ravens surrendered to the Bills was the most they've given up since the Colts scored 44 on them Dec. 9, 2007. At least Baltimore pulled it out.


5. (5) Indianapolis Colts (4-2)

Their bye came at exactly the right time for the Colts, who are hoping to have the injured Joseph Addai back for their Monday night rematch with the Texans.


6. (17) Tennessee Titans (5-2)

Kenny Britt's 225 receiving yards were the most for any player in a single game this season.


7. (6) New York Giants (5-2)

The Giants are the best team in the NFC and the seventh best team in the NFL.


8. (7) Miami Dolphins (3-3)

The Dolphins remain undefeated on the road and winless at home, but it's hard to rank them much lower than this because their three losses are to the only three one-loss teams in football, and the last one wasn't really a loss. 


9. (8) Houston Texans (4-2)

The Texans have lost four of their last five games after a bye.


10. (9) Kansas City Chiefs (4-2)

The Chiefs lead the league with 176.5 rushing yards per game.


11. (11) Washington Redskins (4-3)

Six of Washington's seven games have been decided by six points or less.


12. (10) Chicago Bears (4-3)

DeAngelo Hall was Jay Cutler's second-leading receiver on Sunday. Too bad he plays for Washington.


13. (12) Green Bay Packers (4-3)

That had to feel good.


14. (13) Philadelphia Eagles (4-3)

Kevin Kolb returned to earth just in time to avoid a quarterback controversy in Philly for at least another two weeks.


15. (14) Atlanta Falcons (5-2)

The Falcons have allowed more points during the last two weeks (63) than they did over the previous four games (55).


16. (19) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2)

The highlight of my football viewing Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings came when the only Bucs fan in the house began freaking out as his team marched down the field for a winning drive in the fourth quarter. Management put the insignificant game on the big screen and the whole place erupted when Cadillac Williams caught the winning touchdown.


17. (21) Seattle Seahawks (4-2)

The Seahawks have won five of their last seven at home.


18. (15) Arizona Cardinals (3-3)

Arizona has not scored a touchdown through the air since Sept. 26.


19. (18) Jacksonville Jaguars (3-4)

The Jags are 1-4 when Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for fewer than 98 yards.


20. (30) Cleveland Browns (2-5)

The Browns have defeated two playoff teams from last year and their five losses have come to teams that are a combined 23-10.


21. (16) New Orleans Saints (4-3)

The defending Super Bowl champs lose by 13 points at home to a two-touchdown underdog? Sure, this is the 2010 NFL season.


22. (22) Cincinnati Bengals (2-4)

The Bengals are 1-7 in their last eight road games with the only win coming at Carolina.


23. (23) Minnesota Vikings (2-4)

Brett Favre has pretty good company atop the interception leaderboard: Drew Brees.


24. (24) Dallas Cowboys (1-5)

Is it baseball season yet?


25. (27) Oakland Raiders (2-4)

The Raiders entered Sunday having lost 27 of their previous 35 road games, so it makes sense that they scored 59 points in the first three quarters at Mile High.


26. (20) Denver Broncos (2-5)

Well, that was embarrassing.


27. (28) St. Louis Rams (3-4)

The Rams have dropped 19 of their past 21 road games.


28. (29) San Diego Chargers (2-5) 

The Chargers lead the NFL with 12 fumbles.


29. (25) Detroit Lions (1-5)

The Lions have lost six of their last nine games coming off a bye week.


30. (31) Carolina Panthers (1-5)

Carolina is undefeated when scoring more than 18 points.


31. (26) San Francisco 49ers (1-6)

Come out to Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday to watch two of the worst teams do battle in a sport your country is not interested in!


32. (32) Buffalo Bills (0-6)

The Bills have yielded at least 34 points in each of their last five games.


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