Scout.com 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 Scout.com's Senior NFL Analyst Ed Thompson.

2008 Power Rankings: Week 9
  TW LW Team Comments
1 1 Titans
(8-0)
The Packers took them into overtime, but the Titans proved they can keep their composure in a tight game.
2 2 Giants
(7-1)
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
(6-2)
The Steelers bounced back with a resounding 23-6 win over the Redskins. Next up, the Indianapolis Colts.
4 4 Panthers
(6-2)
The Panthers had the week off. They'll ease back into their schedule with a game against the struggling Raiders.
5 7 Cardinals
(5-3)
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
(6-3)
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
(5-3)
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
(6-3)
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
(4-4)
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
(5-3)
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
(5-3)
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
(5-3)
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
(5-4)
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
(5-3)
Baltimore has won three straight, averaging 31 points per game during that stretch. The Texans are up next.
15 16 Saints
(4-4)
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
(4-4)
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
(5-3)
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
(4-4)
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
(5-3)
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
(4-4)
Denver came up short in Week 8 action against the Dolphins while trying to get back on track.
21 24 Vikings
(4-4)
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
(3-5)
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
(3-5)
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
(3-5)
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
(3-5)
Cleveland's loss to the Ravens last Sunday became the catalyst for the Brady Quinn era to begin. 
26 26 Rams
(2-6)
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
(2-6)
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
(2-6)
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
(1-7)
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
(2-6)
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
(1-8)
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
(0-8)
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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