NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Chiefs in top 2, AFC starts to take shape

Week 7 appeared to be a week in which the form of the 2022 season finally began to shape itself – especially in the AFC.

The Bengals emerged as probably the the best of the rest behind the Chiefs and the Bills and the Titans have established themselves as the AFC South favorites. Finally, a few teams in playoff contention — the Ravens and Dolphins — each picked up a win.

Plus, we need to keep an eye out for those pesky Raiders. Offensively, they look very good – and they have a very favorable schedule on the horizon.

As for NFC? Well…the less said, the better.

This week’s voters were Ron Kopp Jr, Stephen Serda, Rocky Magana, Jared Sapp, Zach Gunter, Price Carter, Nate Christensen, Maurice Elston, Dakota Watson and myself.

1. Buffalo Tickets (1st)

How nice of the NFL to give the Bills a week off after winning their superbowl?

2. Kansas City Chiefs (3rd)

Maybe the key for the Chiefs is to play the No. 1 defense every week.

3. Philadelphia Eagles (2nd)

Probably no chance of losing a spot, but on Sunday the Chiefs were so good.

4. Dallas Cowboys (4th)

Dak is back – and just as disappointing as ever.

5. Minnesota Vikings (7th)

How many runs will the Vikings score over the Cardinals? I guess a lot!

6. Cincinnati Bengals (8th)

Anything Joe can do, Pat can do better. Pat can do anything better than Joe.

seven. New York Giants (10th)

All the G-Men do is win.

8. Baltimore Ravens (5th)

Are the Ravens trying to kill their fans who have dodgy tickers?

9. San Francisco 49ers (9th)

Denied their revenge by a rampaging Chiefs team.

ten. Tennessee Titans (14th)

I just hope in two weeks the Chiefs don’t lay another egg against Tennessee.

11. Miami Dolphins (13th)

Tua was very lucky that the Steelers defensive backs forgot how to use their hands.

12. New York Jets (17th)

Should we already start taking them seriously?

13. Seattle Seahawks (20th) Highest climb this week

Maybe Russ was the problem?

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6th) This week’s big faller

The Bucs are going to be good again in January, aren’t they? I mean, we’ve seen that movie before, right?

15. Los Angeles Chargers (11th)

Brandon Staley will soon be in the hot seat. My fear is that the Chargers hierarchy realizes that Sean Payton will be available soon.

16. New England Patriots (15th)

Imagine going from Tom Brady to Mac Jones to Bailey Zappe. Couldn’t have happened to a better band.

17. Green Bay Packers (12th)

When is Rodgers’ retirement party?

18. Los Angeles Rams (16th)

A well deserved goodbye for the Rams.

19. Las Vegas Raiders (18th)

Their next four games are against the Saints, Jaguars, Colts and Broncos. Potentially, it’s a way to get their season back on track.

20. Arizona Cardinals (19th)

DeAndre came back and immediately reminded the world how good he was.

21. Atlanta Falcons (21st)

Let’s be honest: they were lucky to collect only 35 points. The Bengals should have had 50.

22. Jacksonville Jaguars (22nd)

Have a thought for me, please. I’m going to Wembley Stadium this Sunday to watch the Jacksonville Jaguars. For the sixth time.

23. New Orleans Saints (23rd)

Maybe the Chiefs were right about the Honey Badger.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers (24th)

George Pickens looks like reason for hope, Steelers fans. Not much else, though.

25. Cleveland Browns (25)

Keep losing.

26. Denver Broncos (27)

I will be rooting against them so hard this weekend. Should I take a sign with me? What should he say?

27. Indianapolis Colts (26)

Unpopular opinion: the Chiefs dodged a bullet with Chris Ballard.

28. Washington Commanders (29)

Terry McLaurin pleased his fantastic owners this weekend.

29. Detroit Lions (28th)

Bad again.

30. Chicago Bears (30th)

They won! Hooray!

31. Carolina Panthers (32nd)

What? How?

32. Houston Texans (31st)

Yeah, baseball!

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