NFL Power Rankings: Eight and counting

Rankings

JACKSONVILLE – Senior writer John Oehser's pre-Week 9 2018 NFL power rankings. And we all know how important these are:

Rank.Team (record) | Comment

1.Los Angeles Rams (8-0) | 1 | Eight and counting

2.Kansas City Chiefs (7-1) | 2 | Can they win in Foxboro in January?

3.New Orleans Saints (6-1) | 3 | Looking special in the Big Easy

4.New England Patriots (6-2) | 4 | Same as they ever were

5.Los Angeles Chargers (5-2) | 5 | Set up for a big second half of season

6.Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2-1) | 6 | Back where they belong

7.Carolina Panthers (5-2) | 8 | Cam the Man?

8.Minnesota Vikings (4-3-1) | 7 | Hanging on against a difficult schedule

9.Cincinnati Bengals (5-3) | 10 | The look of a season-long contender

10.Washington Redskins (5-2) | 11 | Your NFC East-leading Redskins

11.Houston Texans (5-3) | 14 | NFL's second-hottest team

12.Philadelphia Eagles (4-4) | 15 | Got healthier at Wembley

13.Baltimore Ravens (4-4) | 9 | Showed flaws in October

14. Chicago Bears (4-3) | 16 | One of NFL's best midseason success stories

15.Miami Dolphins (4-3) | 12 | Oof

16.Green Bay Packers (3-3-1) | 13 | Need to start winning soon

17.Seattle Seahawks (4-3) | 23 | Could they be back? Did they ever leave?

18.Detroit Lions (3-4) | 17 | Up again, down again

19.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4) | 18 | It's Fitzmagic time again

20.Dallas Cowboys (3-4) | 19 | Is there enough offense for post-bye run?

21.Atlanta Falcons (3-4) | 25 | Is there enough offense for post-bye run?

22.Tennessee Titans (3-4) | 20 | Is there enough offense for post-bye run?

23.Jacksonville Jaguars (3-5) | 21 | Freefalling

24.Cleveland Browns (2-5-1) | 22 | Freefalling

25.New York Jets (3-5) | 24 | Freefalling

26.Denver Broncos (3-5) | 26 | Five losses in six games; lone victory: Arizona

27.Indianapolis Colts (3-5) | 27 | Serious signs of life in Indy

28.Buffalo Bills (2-6) | 28 | Plenty of fight, not enough to beat Patriots

29.Arizona Cardinals (2-6) | 29 | Someone had to win …

30.San Francisco 49ers (1-7) | 30 | … and someone had to lose

31.Oakland Raiders (1-6) | 31 | Settling in at No. 31

32.New York Giants (1-7) | 32 | Settling in at No. 32

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