2013 NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Chiefs climb to the top, Dolphins continue falling

Jamie Squire

Tuesday morning means it's time for the Phinsider's NFL Power Rankings. Here's a look at how the 32 NFL teams rank heading into Week 8. Don't have a free SB Nation account? Sign up here.

After an ugly Monday Night Football game last night - a game so ugly, Scott Van Pelt opened SportsCenter making reference to the bad game ESPN had just finished airing - the NFL's Week 7 has come to an end. Now, we start to move on to Week 8, starting with our weekly NFL Power Rankings.

As always, feel free to discuss my rankings in the comments and tell me who is too high or too low.

Team LW Change Week 5 Result Remarks
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Chiefs
(7-0)
2 +1 W, 17-16 vs Houston It is a little surprising that Kansas City let it be this close in Arrowhead. But, they are the only team with a 0 in the loss column, and worthy of the top spot.
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3 +1 W, 34-22 at Arizona Not exactly sure a win over Arizona should be enough to bounce them over Denver, but it did.
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Broncos
(6-1)
1 -2 L, 39-33 at Indianapolis If Denver and Indy meet up in the playoffs, it should be an amazing game.
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Packers
(4-2)
4 --- W, 31-13 vs Cleveland Jermichael Finley's injury looked ugly. Apparently, it's not as bad as was feared.
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Colts
(5-2)
9 +4 W, 39-33 vs Denver Andrew Luck beat his predecessor on a night when Indy thanked Peyton Manning. That had to feel good.
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Saints
(5-1)
6 --- BYE New Orleans having the bye week stacked up the teams right behind them on the rankings. Some of them should have gained, but couldn't because New Orleans didn't move.
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49ers
(5-2)
7 --- W, 31-17 at Tennessee Win at Tennessee, get on the plane and head for London.
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Bengals
(5-2)
8 --- W, 27-24 at Detroit Impressive 135.9 passer rating day for Andy Dalton, especially on a day where the Bengals had nearly no running game.
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5 -4 L, 30-27 (OT) at New York Jets Here's to hoping that New England is at the start of, at least, a 2 game losing streak.
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Bears
(4-3)
10 --- L, 45-41 at Washington
Jay Cutler tore his groin muscle. I'll give you a second to stop wincing.
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Falcons
(2-4)
15 +4 W, 31-23 vs Tampa Bay Who needs Julio Jones and Roddy White? Not Atlanta. At least when they play Tampa Bay.
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Lions
(4-3)
11 -1 L, 27-24 vs Cincinnati My fantasy team could have used a third TD from Calvin Johnson. Detroit could have as well.
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Ravens
(3-4)
12 -1 L, 19-16 at Pittsburgh Baltimore couldn't get much going during the game, but kept it close enough to lose in a heartbreaker.
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Cowboys
(4-3)
16 +2 W, 17-3 at Philadelphia You cannot possibly guess what Dallas will do each and every week, but they are leading the NFC East, so there's that.
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Jets
(4-3)
21 +6 W, 30-27 (OT) vs New England The New England losing is a good thing, but it's hard to be happy with it's New York winning.
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19 +3 W, 24-6 at Jacksonville Apparently San Diego is immune from the west coast to east coast jet lag issue.
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13 -4 L, 23-21 vs Buffalo What the....????
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Browns
(3-4)
14 -4 L, 31-13 at Green Bay Cleveland's offense did not bother to show up against the Green Bay blue shirts with yellow circles.
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Eagles
(3-4)
17 -2 L, 17-3 vs Dallas Had a shot to claim the division lead against Dallas, but couldn't do it with Matt Barkley.
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23 +3 W, 30-15 vs St. Louis Cam Newton went 15 for 17, and he played the entire game. Carolina has redefined his role in their offense, and it's working.
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Bills
(3-4)
26 +5 W, 23-21 at Miami No, seriously, WTH...???
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Titans
(3-4)
18 -4 L, 31-13 vs San Francisco Rest in peace, Bud Adams and Bum Phillips.
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27 +4 W, 19-16 vs Baltimore Pittsburgh is trying to quietly work their way back into the division.
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Rams
(3-4)
20 -4 L, 30-15 at Carolina Sam Bradford tore his ACL. That pretty much tells you everything you need to know.
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Raiders
(2-4)
25 --- BYE Holding steady thanks to the bye week.
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28 +2 W, 45-41 vs Chicago A 105.2 passer rating, a 91.8 QBR, 11 runs for 84 yards, 298 passing yards. Washington found a quarterback this week in that Robert Griffin III guy.
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Texans
(2-5)
22 -5 L, 17-16 at Kansas City From Super Bowl contender to second worst record in the AFC. What a rapid fall for Houston.
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24 -4 L, 34-22 vs Seattle Carson Palmer can't throw. The offensive line can't block. And Larry Fitgerald can't run.
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Giants
(1-6)
32 +3 W, 23-7 vs Minnesota New York didn't win a game until Week 7 - and are only three games out of the division lead.
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Vikings
(1-5)
29 -1 L, 23-7 at New York Giants Starting Josh Freeman so soon after signing him definitely did not look like the right decision on Monday night.
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Jaguars
(0-7)
30 -1 L, 24-6 vs San Diego Chad Henne threw for over 300 yards, with an 80.6 passer rating, and Jacksonville only managed two field goals. Yep. That sounds about right.
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31 -1 L, 31-23 at Atlanta At least Josh Freeman looked really bad in Minnesota.

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