NFL power rankings, Week 8: Titans rise, Chiefs sink

The Tennessee Titans crushed the Kansas City Chiefs in Nashville on Sunday, and with the result both teams moved significantly in the NFL power rankings.

32
Detroit Lions
0-7 LW: 32

The Lions keep fighting, but the win count remains the same.

31
Houston Texans
1-6 LW: 31

Just stop the fight already.

30
Jacksonville Jaguars
1-5 LW: 30

At least the Jaguars didn’t lose this week.

29
New York Jets
1-5 LW: 29

The Jets are now without Zach Wilson after giving up 54 points. A fine showing.

28
Miami Dolphins
1-6 LW: 27

Deshaun Watson?

27
New York Giants
2-5 LW: 28

Whoa, where did that come from? Now the Giants get the struggling Chiefs on MNF.

26
Washington Football Team
2-5 LW: 25

Washington desperately needs to find a quarterback this offseason.

25
Seattle Seahawks
2-5 LW: 24

Russell Wilson can’t come back soon enough.

24
Philadelphia Eagles
2-5 LW: 23

The Eagles were a trendy upset pick, and got crushed.

23
Denver Broncos
3-4 LW: 22

The wheels came off all at once.

22
Carolina Panthers
3-4 LW: 20

See above. Also, Sam Darnold is back to being terrible.

21
Chicago Bears
3-4 LW: 17

The Bears have no offense and no chance. It’s another ugly year.

20
Atlanta Falcons
3-3 LW: 26

The Falcons are suddenly at .500 and back in the playoff chase.

19
Pittsburgh Steelers
3-3 LW: 19

Big game this week after their bye, getting the Browns in a crucial AFC North battle.

18
San Francisco 49ers
2-4 LW: 15

The 49ers began 2-0, and haven’t won since. Tough campaign.

17
New England Patriots
3-4 LW: 18

Mac Jones and Co. have beaten the Texans and Jets twice. Can they beat a good team?

16
Kansas City Chiefs
3-4 LW: 11

The most disappointing team in football. Just a complete wreck.

15
Minnesota Vikings
3-3 LW: 16

Minnesota comes out of its bye week needing to get hot.

14
Indianapolis Colts
3-4 LW: 21

After a brutal first five games, the Colts are back and now a critical game against the Titans.

13
New Orleans Saints
4-2 LW: 14

Jameis Winston hasn’t been special, but he’s done enough.

12
Cleveland Browns
4-3 LW: 12

Will Baker Mayfield be back this week?

11
Los Angeles Chargers
4-2 LW: 9

The Chargers come out of their bye with an intriguing game at home against the Patriots.

10
Las Vegas Raiders
5-2 LW: 10

The Raiders deserve a ton of credit. All the Jon Gruden nonsense, and they’ve stepped up.

9
Baltimore Ravens
5-2 LW: 5

Baltimore has been inconsistent, and it was humbled by the Bengals.

8
Cincinnati Bengals
5-2 LW: 13

The Bengals are back. What a showing in Charm City.

7
Buffalo Bills
4-2 LW: 7

Buffalo has the league’s easiest schedule moving forward, and it’ll take advantage.

6
Tennessee Titans
5-2 LW: 8

Beating the Chiefs and Bills in six days is quite the statement.

5
Dallas Cowboys
5-1 LW: 6

Dallas will win the NFC East, but can it get to the NFC’s top seed?

4
Green Bay Packers
6-1 LW: 4

The defense is playing better, the offense is doing enough. The Packers look terrific.

3
Los Angeles Rams
6-1 LW: 3

A little scare against the Lions, but the Rams might be the most complete team in football.

2
Arizona Cardinals
7-0 LW: 2

Still unbeaten after crushing the Texans. Find the weakness with Arizona.

1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6-1 LW: 1

The champs keep rolling.