Dr J's NFL Power Rankings Week 8

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1) Philadelphia (7-0)
Last Week: 2nd, Defeated Baltimore 15-10
Why isn't there a defensive coordinator out there that would put a bounty on Terrell Owens much like Buddy Ryan did in the 80's?

2) New England (6-1)
Last week: 1st, Lost to Pittsburgh 34-20
Twenty-one and done, but oh, what a run…

3) Pittsburgh (6-1)
Last Week: 9th, Defeated New England 34-20
Is there any more of a lock than Ben Roethlisberger as Rookie of the Year?

4) NY Jets (6-1)
Last Week: 8th, Defeated Miami 41-14
Jets explode for 34 unanswered points against Dolphins.

5) Minnesota (5-2)
Last Week: 3rd, Lost to NY Giants 34-13
Turnovers ground league's #1 offense.

6) St. Louis (4-3)
Last Week: 6th, Bye
Rams better be ready to go after loss to Miami two weeks ago.

7) San Diego (5-3)
Last Week: 13th, Defeated Oakland 42-14
If not for two passes he intentionally threw out of bounds, Drew Brees would have been 22 of 23 passing…

8) NY Giants (5-2)
Last Week: 11th, Defeated Minnesota 34-13
How exactly is Tom Coughlin doing this with a team that must hate him?

9) Atlanta (6-2)
Last Week: 10th, Defeated Denver 41-28
Michael Vick bounces back big time from a horrendous game.

10) Indianapolis (4-3)
Last Week: 4th, Lost to Kansas City 45-35
Perhaps we were a little quick to praise Tony Dungy's improved defense.

11) Jacksonville (5-3)
Last Week: 5th, Lost to Houston 20-6
Uh-oh, Byron Leftwich could be lost from four to six weeks.

12) Denver (5-3)
Last week: 7th, Lost to Atlanta 41-28
Four hundred ninety-nine yards passing! And you lose by 13?

13) Green Bay (4-4)
Last Week: 16th, Defeated Washington 28-14
Brett Favre isn't sharp, so it's up to defense to win.

14) Houston (4-3)
Last Week: 15th, Defeated Jacksonville 20-6
Texans get some late game heroics against a team that specialize in them this season.

15) Kansas City (3-4)
Last week: 18th, Defeated Indianapolis 45-35
High flying offense taking off again, but defensive problems still remain.

16) Detroit (4-3)
Last Week: 14th, Lost to Dallas 31-21
Lions lose their first road game of the season in week eight!

17) Cleveland (3-4)
Last Week: 17th, Bye
Big time chance for Browns this week versus Ravens.

18) Seattle (4-3)
Last Week: 19th, Defeated Carolina 23-17
Shaun Alexander helps break three game losing streak.

19) Baltimore (4-3)
Last Week: 12th, Lost to Philadelphia 15-10
You gotta admit, Ray Lewis, it IS a stupid dance…

20) Tennessee (3-5)
Last Week: 22nd, Defeated Cincinnati 27-20
Chris Brown takes up the offensive slack with Steve McNair out.

21) Dallas (3-4)
Last week: 23rd, Defeated Detroit 31-21
Vinny Testaverde looks bad at times, but leads Cowboys when it counted most.

22) New Orleans (3-4)
Last Week: 21st, Bye
Saints facing a surprisingly tough Chargers team this week.

23) Tampa Bay (2-5)
Last Week: 24th, Bye
Hard times still ahead for the Buccaneers?

24) Washington (2-5)
Last Week: 20th, Lost to Green Bay 28-14
Well, if the Curse of the Bambino can be broken this year, so can the Presidential Election link to the Redskins.

25) Buffalo (2-5)
Last Week: 29th, Defeated Arizona 38-14
I guess Willis McGahee is worth the pick after all?

26) Cincinnati (2-5)
Last Week: 25th, Lost to Tennessee 27-20
Carson Palmer can't throw the ball away and Bengals lose.

27) Arizona (2-5)
Last Week: 26th, Lost to Buffalo 38-14
Wind and rain and an ineffective Josh McCown grounds Cardinal offense.

28) Chicago (2-5)
Last Week: 32nd, Defeated San Francisco 23-13
Well, it's a win.. 29) Carolina (1-6)
Last week: 28th, Lost to Seattle 23-17
Fifth straight loss for defending NFC Champions.

30) Miami (1-7)
Last Week: 27th, Lost to NY Jets 41-14
Would the Dolphins really consider Steve Spurrier to revitalize this horrible offense?

31) Oakland (2-6)
Last Week: 31st, Lost to San Diego 42-14
Simply put, this is an atrocious team from top to bottom.

32) San Francisco (1-6)
Last Week: 30th, Lost to Chicago 23-13
49ers committing the ultimate sin with their fans, they are boring them…

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