NFL Power Rankings

The top four teams didn't yield their spots in this week's Power Rankings, but the Eagles made a significant move. Find out where your favorite team is ranked this week by's Senior NFL Analyst Ed Thompson.

2008 Power Rankings: Week 9
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1 1 Titans
The Packers took them into overtime, but the Titans proved they can keep their composure in a tight game.
2 2 Giants
New York humiliated the Cowboys last week. The Giants' offense is scoring 28.2 points per game, second-best in the NFL.
3 3 Steelers
The Steelers bounced back with a resounding 23-6 win over the Redskins. Next up, the Indianapolis Colts.
4 4 Panthers
The Panthers had the week off. They'll ease back into their schedule with a game against the struggling Raiders.
5 7 Cardinals
Arizona, the league's leader in points scored per game, rolled over the Rams. They should roll to another easy win against the 49ers.
6 5 Redskins
Washington was roughed-up by the Steelers on Monday night. They have a bye this week, and then they'll try to regroup at Dallas.
7 12 Eagles
The Eagles are on a three-game winning streak and will have a chance to pull within a game of the Giants if they can beat them Sunday night.
8 11 Buccaneers
The Bucs haven't looked as sharp in their last two games, losing to a weakened Dallas team and barely getting by the Chiefs.
9 8 Packers
The Packers took their fourth loss of the season, but put up a good fight against the Titans. They face division-rival Minnesota this week.
10 6 Bills
This weekend's game against the Patriots is huge for Buffalo after losing to a pair of division rivals over the last two weeks.
11 9 Patriots
The Patriots lost a close one at Indianapolis, but they played an efficient and balanced game overall. They'll slug it out with the Bills on Sunday.
12 13 Falcons
Atlanta's defense didn't allow the Raiders to score a single point last week. This week they'll face a tougher challenge at home against the Saints.
13 10 Cowboys
Dallas looked sloppy during an embarrassing loss to the Giants. They hope to get a boost from QB Tony Romo after their bye this week.
14 18 Ravens
Baltimore has won three straight, averaging 31 points per game during that stretch. The Texans are up next.
15 16 Saints
After a bye last weekend, New Orleans heads to Atlanta this week. Can Falcons rookie QB Matt Ryan keep pace with the Saints' Drew Brees?
16 17 Colts
Despite the lack of a running game, Indy held off the Patriots last weekend. Things don't get any easier this week with the Steelers on tap.
17 19 Jets
The Jets have been a bit erratic, but they made a statement against the Bills last week. They host St. Louis this weekend.
18 20 Dolphins
Miami has won two in a row and should extend that to three with a home game against the Seahawks this week.
19 15 Bears
The Bears barely got by Detroit last week and QB Kyle Orton sprained his ankle. Chicago takes on the undefeated Titans at home.
20 14 Broncos
Denver came up short in Week 8 action against the Dolphins while trying to get back on track.
21 24 Vikings
The Vikings host the Packers with both teams entering the back half of the season at 4-4. QB Gus Frerotte threw three TD passes last weekend.
22 21 Chargers
San Diego had a bye last week. They'll take the field against the Chiefs with the defense under the direction of Ron Rivera for the first time.
23 25 Texans
The Vikings derailed Houston last weekend and knocked QB Matt Schaub out of the lineup for a few weeks. The Texans face the Ravens.
24 22 Jaguars
After losing to the previously winless Bengals, this weekend's matchup at Detroit no longer looks like an easy mark on the Jaguars' schedule.
25 23 Browns
Cleveland's loss to the Ravens last Sunday became the catalyst for the Brady Quinn era to begin. 
26 26 Rams
The Rams have lost two straight with RB Steven Jackson sidelined. He'll miss this week's game against the Jets as well.
27 27 Raiders
The Raiders can't hope to win many games while averaging 13 points per game. They've averaged less than nine during the past three.
28 28 Seahawks
After a win over the 49ers, Seattle slid back into their losing ways with a poor performance against the Eagles. They head to Miami next.
29 30 Chiefs
The Chiefs were very competitive against the Bucs and the Jets over the past two weeks, so they appear to be putting it together.
30 29 49ers
Shaun Hill takes over as the 49ers QB after last week's bye. He'll face Kurt Warner, the league's hottest QB on Monday night. 
31 32 Bengals
Cincinnati has a bye this week, so they'll be able to relish their first win of the season a bit longer.
32 31 Lions
Their last three losses have only been by an average of six points. Can they get their first win against the Jaguars this weekend?

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