NFL Power Rankings: Looking easy at the top

PowerRankingsWeek8

JACKSONVILLE – Senior writer John Oehser's Week 8 2019 NFL power rankings. And we all know how important these are:

Rank.Team (record) | Comment

1.New England Patriots (7-0) | 1 | It's not supposed to look this easy

2.New Orleans Saints (6-1) | 2 | Five and oh without Brees in the lineup

3.San Francisco 49ers (6-0) | 4 | No one's overlooking them anymore

4.Green Bay Packers (6-1) | 5 | Six of final nine games are on the road

5.Buffalo Bills (5-1) | 6 | Too good to be this overlooked

6.Kansas City Chiefs (5-2) | 7 | Can they stay in first place without Mahomes?

7.Minnesota Vikings (5-2) | 8 | Unbeaten at home with five home games remaining

8.Baltimore Ravens (5-2) | 12 | Feels like they already clinched the AFC North

9.Seattle Seahawks (5-2) | 3 | Suddenly two games behind in the loss column

10.Indianapolis Colts (4-2) | 15 | Andrew who? It's now a legitimate question

11.Carolina Panthers (4-2) | 11 | Three-and-oh on the road coming out of the bye

12.Los Angeles Rams (4-3) | 14 | Defending NFC champs already may be thinking wild card

13.Houston Texans (4-3) | 9 | Felt like they lost winnable game Sunday in Indy

14.Dallas Cowboys (4-3) | 16 | Your first-place Dallas Cowboys

15.Chicago Bears (3-3) | 10 | Questions about the quarterback getting louder

16.Detroit Lions (2-3-1) | 13 | Suddenly way behind in brutally tough division

17.Oakland Raiders (3-3) | 17 | A long way from out of a balanced AFC

18.Jacksonville Jaguars (3-4) | 21 | One "must-win" game down, a few more to go

19.Cleveland Browns (2-4) | 19 | Team of the Offseason must come out of bye hot

20.Arizona Cardinals (3-3-1) | 26 | Three-game winning streak … impressive stuff for young team

21.Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) | 18 | Eagles fighting to overcome slow start yet again

22.Tennessee Titans (3-4) | 24 | Somehow, someway …

23.Pittsburgh Steelers (2-4) | 23 | Never feels like they're out of it

24.Los Angeles Chargers (2-5) | 20 | A loss that crushing and weird will be tough to overcome

25.New York Giants (2-5) | 27 | Growing pains continue for young quarterback in Big Apple

26.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4) | 25 | A team that could be better than expected after the bye

27.Denver Broncos (2-5) | 22 | Two-game surge ended Thursday in prime-time

28.New York Jets (1-5) | 28 | Jacksonville-bound

29.Washington Redskins (1-6) | 29 | Still no Dwayne Haskins … for now

30.Atlanta Falcons (1-6) | 30 | Still the NFL's most baffling story of 2019

31.Cincinnati Bengals (0-7) | 31 | Let a winnable one against Jaguars get away

32.Miami Dolphins (0-6) | 32 | Oof

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