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NFL Power Rankings: Week 8

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JACKSONVILLE – Here are senior writer John Oehser's Week 8 2014 NFL power rankings. And we all know how important these are:

1.Denver Broncos (5-1) | 1 | Manning keeps breaking records and Broncos keep winning

2.Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) | 3 | Impressive bye week moves Eagles up

3.Dallas Cowboys (6-1) | 4 | Hard to say they're not for real this year

4.Arizona Cardinals (5-1) | 7 | How long can they win with no one noticing?

  1. Green Bay Packers (5-2) | 9 | Suddenly looking very, very good

6.Indianapolis Colts (5-2) | 10 | Five consecutive victories and they're turning into a favorite

7.San Diego Chargers (5-2) | 2 | Home division losses will make it tough to catch Denver

8.Detroit Lions (5-2) | 11 | Quietly looking like a playoff favorite

9.New England Patriots (5-2) | 12 | Back in the Top 10

10.Seattle Seahawks (3-3) | 5 | Wait … what?

11.Baltimore Ravens (5-2) | 13 | They're never down long … and now they're back up

12.San Francisco 49ers (4-3) | 8 | Losing on the road to the Broncos can't drop you far

13.Cincinnati Bengals (3-2-1) | 6 | Stumbling badly and shockingly in last three games

  1. Buffalo Bills (4-3) | 16 | Hanging around the middle of the pack keeps you in it

15.Kansas City Chiefs (3-3) | 22 | A victory at San Diego is a big victory

16.Carolina Panthers (3-3-1) | 15 | Tough schedule has bitten Carolina early

  1. Miami Dolphins (3-3) | 23 | Up again, down again – this week they're up

18.Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) | 21 | Not dominating anyone, but Big Ben gives them a chance

19.Chicago Bears (3-4) | 14 | Division leaders threatening to get away from them

20.New York Giants (3-4) | 17 | Slipping again after late September/early October surge

21.Houston Texans (3-4) | 18 | Three consecutive losses gives them look of team in a slide

22.Cleveland Browns (3-3) | 19 | Shut down at EverBank on Sunday

23.Atlanta Falcons (2-5) | 20 | This season starting to look WAY too much like last season

24.New Orleans Saints (2-4) | 24 | Close losses putting the Saints into big first-half hole

25.St. Louis Rams (2-4) | 29 | Pulled biggest upset of first half of season beating Seattle Sunday

  1. Minnesota Vikings (2-5) | 25 | Heartbreaker in Buffalo pushes them three games under .500

27.Tennessee Titans (2-5) | 26 | Winnable one got away in Washington Sunday

  1. Washington Redskins (2-5) | 27 | Kirk Cousins era may be over Washington

29.New York Jets (1-6) | 28 | Searching for answers however they can find them

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6) | 32 | Moving on up

31.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-5) | 30 | Down one notch on the bye week

32.Oakland Raiders (0-6) | 31 | League's last winless team

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