Pro Football Weekly’s Power Rankings are updated every Tuesday during the NFL’s regular season and are intended to rank teams based on their talent and performance to date.
Rankings will change each week due to personnel changes, injuries and performance on the field, and a team’s ranking in any given week has no impact on where they might rank in weeks to come. Rankings will fluctuate a great deal more the first few weeks of the season as teams seek their levels and schedules balance out.
These are PFW’s Power Rankings following Week 8 as teams head into the ninth weekend of regular season games.
1. Eagles: 7-1
Most impressive team in league right now
2. Patriots: 6-2
Still winning but Hightower a huge loss
3. Steelers: 6-2
Not pretty in Detroit but it was convincing
4. Chiefs: 6-2
Back in the win column, still a little out of sync
5. Seahawks: 5-2
Aggressive trade for LT Brown shows they're all-in