NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Colts, Jets Earn Respect

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Oct 20, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) shakes hands with Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) after the game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

This week’s NFL Power Rankings feature a passing of the torch. One torch was passed when Andrew Luck’s Indianapolis Colts defeated Peyton Manning and the previously unstoppable Denver Broncos.The Colts have given the rest of the league a blueprint for slowing the Broncos passing attack, and Luck held serve against the man whose shoes he’s still trying to fill.

It was an emotional game, and one I’m certain you’ll hear way too much about over the next week. Or season.But in the meantime, the loss by Denver means the No. 1 torch in our NFL Power Rankings this week has also been passed. Care to take a guess at who received it?

Why would you? You can literally just click a few times and find out, no charge. There are a bunch of changes in the top 10 this week, especially throughout the top five, but no worries—the bottom is still relatively predictable. Almost hilariously so.

Oh, and if you’re interested, feel free to compare SLR’s NFL Power Rankings from Week 7 to that of, say,, and sound off about which seems more accurate to you. And remember, SLR’s come out a day earlier.

Just saying.