NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Cowboys Claim Top NFC Spot

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Peyton Manning’s record-breaking night was more than enough to keep the Denver Broncos at the top of this week’s NFL Power Rankings but the San Diego Chargers’ loss opened up a spot behind them.

The Dallas Cowboys fill that void to become the highest ranked NFC team, behind only the defending AFC Champions.

The rankings initially released on Monday have been updated following Monday Night Football.

Oct 19, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson (15) greets the Jacksonville fans following the Jaguars 24-6 victory over the Cleveland Browns at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Richard Dole-USA TODAY Sports

SLR’s Week 8 NFL Power Rankings: 26-32

1-5. Last Week: 32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 32. player. 48. The worst team in the NFL’s worst division.

28. Like the Jaguars, they’ll break through one of these weeks, but haven’t yet.. 0-6. Last Week: 30. Oakland Raiders. 31. player

New York Jets. 30. player. 30. Deserved better on Thursday night in New England but you can’t kick field goals instead of scoring touchdowns and expect to win.. 1-6. Last Week: 29

1-6. Last Week: 31. Jacksonville Jaguars. 29. player. 52. And the Raiders are the NFL’s last winless team!

35. When an opposing team puts Colt McCoy in the game, you should finish them off, not lose the game.. 2-5. Last Week: 26. Tennessee Titans. 28. player

St. Louis Rams. 26. player. 51. Big win for the Rams over the Seahawks, but still hard to see their season going anywhere beyond a few nice moments here and there.. 2-4. Last Week: 28