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NFL Power Rankings 2014: Week 8 sees Seahawks dive, Chiefs rise

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The Week 8 NFL Power Rankings from the Phinsider staff.

Stephen Dunn

The Phinsider 2014 NFL Week 8 Power Rankings are here as we get ready for the first game of the week later tonight. We have a couple of big changes this week, with a team dropping six positions and one gaining five, but overall, we are finally starting to see minor changes for most of the rankings.

The Seattle Seahawks finally start to see a .500 record, and two straight losses, catch up to them, falling from sixth last week to 12th this week. Their fall contributed to two new teams making their way into the top ten this week, with the Baltimore Ravens climbing from 11th to 8th and the New England Patriots going from 12th to 9th.

The biggest jump comes from the Kansas City Chiefs, who were in 21st last week, holding steady after their bye week, and move up to the 16th position this week. The Miami Dolphins, who come in at 15th, had the second largest climb of the week after an impressive win over the Chicago Bears in Soldier Field, moving up four spots from 19th to reclaim a position in the top half of the league.

The full rankings, based on an average ranking from the Phinsider contributors, are:

Rank Team LW Change Week 7 Results
1 Broncos (5-1) 1 0 W, 42-17 @ DEN
2 Cowboys (6-1) 4 2 W, 31-21 vs NYG
3 Cardinals (5-1) 3 0 W, 24-13 @ OAK
4 Eagles (5-1) 5 1 BYE
5 Colts (5-2) 8 3 W, 27-0 vs CIN
6 Chargers (5-2) 2 -4 L, 23-20 vs KC
7 Packers (5-2) 10 3 W, 38-17 vs CAR
8 Ravens (5-2) 11 3 W, 29-7 vs ATL
9 Patriots (5-2) 12 3 W, 27-25 vs NYJ
10 49ers (4-3) 7 -3 L, 42-17 @ DEN
11 Lions (5-2) 13 2 W, 24-23 vs NO
12 Seahawks (3-3) 6 -6 L, 28-26 @ STL
13 Bengals (3-2-1) 9 -4 L, 27-0 @ IND
14 Bills (4-3) 17 3 W, 17-16 vs MIN
15 Dolphins (3-3) 19 4 W, 27-14 @ CHI
16 Chiefs (3-3) 21 5 W, 23-20 @ SD
17 Steelers (4-3) 18 1 W, 30-23 vs HOU
18 Panthers (3-3-1) 14 -4 L, 38-17 @ GB
19 Browns (3-3) 15 -4 L, 24-6 @ JAX
20 Bears (3-4) 16 -4 L, 27-14 vs MIA
21 Giants (3-4) 20 -1 L, 31-21 @ DAL
22 Texans (3-4) 22 0 L, 23-30 @ PIT
23 Rams (2-4) 26 3 W, 28-26 vs SEA
24 Saints (2-4) 23 -1 L, 24-23 @ DET
25 Falcons (2-5) 24 -1 L, 29-7 @ BAL
26 Redskins (2-5) 27 1 W, 19-17 @ TEN
27 Vikings (2-5) 25 -2 L, 17-16 @ BUF
28 Titans (2-5) 28 0 L, 19-17 vs WAS
29 Jaguars (1-6) 32 3 W, 24-6 vs CLE
30 Jets (1-6) 30 0 L, 27-25 @ NE
31 Buccaneers (1-5) 29 -2 BYE
32 Raiders (0-6) 31 -1 L, 24-13 vs ARI