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NFL Power Rankings Week 8: A plethora of undefeated teams sit atop of the NFL

James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

After a few weeks off from this power ranking gambit, I'm back at it. First off, I am not a believer that the Denver Broncos are not a good team or that the Cincinnati Bengals are far more of a complete team. You put Andy Dalton up against the Broncos defense, and I'll take Peyton Manning under center all day long.

You better believe that if the Broncos take down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers next weekend, it's on like Donkey Kong for that number one spot currently held by the cheating Tom Brady and his New England Patriots. It's good to be a Broncos fan in 2015, people. For now anyway...

Here's your Week 8 NFL power rankings!

New England Patriots

Record 6-0. The New England Patriots leading rusher on Sunday was Tom Brady who had 15 yards and a touchdown on the ground. That would be bad news had Brady also not logged 355 yards passing, along with another two touchdown passes as the Patriots gutted it out for a home win over the Jets.

Green Bay Packers

Record 6-0. The Green Bay Packers got healthy on their Bye week as they prepare to head for a showdown of undefeated's next week in Denver.

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Denver Broncos

Record 6-0. Did you know this will be just the fourth time in NFL history two 6-0 teams have faced off in a game? A tie between the Akron Pros and the Buffalo All-Americans in 1921, another one in 1973 and the last being a Peyton Manning and Tom Brady showdown in 2007. The road team's are 2-0-1 in these games. Here's to the home team!

Cincinnati Bengals

Record 6-0. I wanted to use a meme here to make fun of Andy Dalton and I had no freaking clue that making meme's of Andy Dalton is a great American past time. I mean, any of these could have done just fine. However, being a Tim Tebow homer, let's go with this one, shall we?

Atlanta Falcons

Record 6-1. With all of the weapons the Atlanta Falcons have on offense, scoring 10 points on the road against a one win team just isn't getting it done. For a change, their defense bailed them out for the win.

Carolina Panthers

Record 6-0. Cam Newton had a pretty bad game, but that Carolina Panthers defense got the job done. Newton and the offense did just enough to keep the Philadelphia Eagles at bay. I'm looking forward to the NFC South showdown. It's crazy that the Falcons and Panthers won't even play each other until Week 14.

Arizona Cardinals

Record 5-2. The Arizona Cardinals fought to hold off the 1-6 Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football, but that was the Ravens seventh such game in 2015 where they had a chance to win or tie late in the fourth quarter and blew it. The Cardinals are a dangerous, if unpredictable, football team.

New York Jets

Record 4-2. Whelp, so much for that one week reign at the top of the defensive rankings as Tom Brady torched them for 355 yards passing and 30 points. The New York Jets fall to 4-2, but maintain the second spot in the AFC East. It's nice to see the Broncos defense back at the top of the defensive rankings.

New York Giants

Record 4-3. The New York Giants are being a bit inconsistent at times, but they have four of their last five games and maintain a one game lead over the second place Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. If there was one team I'd pick to make the playoffs out of this bunch, it would be these Giants.

Minnesota Vikings

Record 4-2. Teddy Bridgewater had himself a really good football game, with Stefon Diggs emerging as a major receiving threat. The Minnesota Vikings weathered an early Detroit Lions surge to handily win on the road against their division rival. You have to admit, this was a pretty slick catch.

St. Louis Rams

Record 3-3. The St. Louis Rams finally beat a team outside of their own division and are solidly in second place in the NFC West as they own a heads-up win over the Seattle Seahawks. This Toddy Gurley dude is a beast. B-E-A-S-T.

Seattle Seahawks

Record 3-4. The Seattle Seahawks kept their season on life support with a convincing 20-3 road win against the fading San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football. Unfortunately, we'll have to hear about how the Seahawks are the best 3-4 team in football this week. Blah blah blah.

Oakland Raiders

Record 3-3. What the hell just happened? Are the Oakland Raiders actually good?

Pittsburgh Steelers

Record 4-3. Whatever hope Pittsburgh Steelers fans had that Laundry Jones was going to be a better option at quarterback than Mike Vick were dashed by a terrible offensive performance in Kansas City on Sunday. Ben Roethlisberger can't get back on the field fast enough with the division leading Cincinnati Bengals coming to town next week.

New Orleans Saints

Record 3-4. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints built up a huge 27-0 first half lead, before almost blowing it in the second half when their defense allowed T.Y. Hilton to go ape shit on them with 150 yards and two touchdowns. I've also given the Saints the kiss of death by moving them into the top half of my rankings. Doing so seems to kill their will to play football every single time.

Philadelphia Eagles

Record 3-4. Somehow the Philadelphia Eagles are only one game out of first place, but they certainly don't have the look of a playoff team. What would one expect, though, when a coach jettison's a slew of marquee players upon taking over?

Miami Dolphins

Record 3-3. At one point, the Miami Dolphins led 41-0 in the first half. The first half. In the second half, the coaches played it very conservatively to avoid embarrassing their opponent even more. How very un-Patriot like of them. Before you all get too excited though, Peter King shared this tidbit in his weekly MMQB post, "Who cares? He's beaten Tennessee and Houston, and they stink." I'll ignore that his point is the opposite of my point, because that statement is fact.

Indianapolis Colts

Record 3-4. In the first half, I tweeted that Andrew Luck looked like a rookie quarterback out there. It was that bad. He made me eat my words in the second half though, going big on three drives to close the gap to six points. It wasn't enough, as the Indianapolis Colts look like the worst division leader in the NFL. It's all about that quality ownership, baby!

Washington Redskins

Record 3-4. It appears that Kirk Cousins is still the best option at quarterback for the Washington Redskins, despite what some might believe. I've seen plenty of Robert Griffin III to know he needs a new place to play to resurrect his career. I doubt he comes back to win that game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Buffalo Bills

Record 3-4. E.J. Manuel looked horrendous early, but came alive late to almost bring the Buffalo Bills back, losing 34-31 in London. However, those two early defensive touchdowns by the Jaguars will be what people remember about Manuel's first game action of 2015.

Dallas Cowboys

Record 2-4. Stick a fork in them, they're done. Tony Romo's absence will be felt for the next four weeks as this team may be four games under .500 when he returns with no hope of rebounding. I can't imagine Peyton Manning being a worse option than these backups.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Record 2-5. The Jacksonville Jaguars have a look of a team that might be offensively explosive in a year or two with Blake Bortles at the helm, but on Sunday it was the Jaguars defense that secured victory with two early touchdown returns. I certainly appreciated that.

San Diego Chargers

Record 2-5. So much for that top rated San Diego Chargers pass defense. Enjoy the cellar with the Chiefs, Chargers fans. You have earned it. On the upside, Philip Rivers is on pace to break Peyton Manning's record for most passing yards in a season. #silverlining

Kansas City Chiefs

Record 2-5. At one point, I was joking about how the Kansas City Chiefs were on pace for seven field goals, but Alex Smith dinked and dunked his way to two touchdown scores in the second half. The Chiefs are right back in the thick of the hunt for third place in the AFC West.

Chicago Bears

Record 2-4. The Chicago Bears had their best game of the year on Sunday. Had to bump them up a few spots for that epic performance.

Cleveland Browns

Record 2-5. Josh McCown faced another defensive like the one he did last week in the Denver Broncos. The St. Louis Rams assaulted him all day, eventually knocking him out of the game. Johnny Manziel would finish things out by doing nothing.

Tennessee Titans

Record 1-5. The Tennessee Titans rallied around their backup quarterback Zach Mettenberger and nearly found a way to beat the Atlanta Falcons at home. At the end of the day, they just couldn't find a way to get it done.

Baltimore Ravens

Record 1-6. Once again, the Baltimore Ravens had a chance to win or tie the game late in the fourth quarter and once again, the elite Joe Flacco threw an interception in the end zone. This pretty much sums up the Ravens 2015 season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Record 2-4. Man, those Tampa Bay Buccaneers were looking mighty good early, but completely crapped the bed against the Washington Redskins. Not much else I can say about their overall performance there. Crapping the bed sums it up beautifully.

Detroit Lions

Record 1-6. The Detroit Lions are just a bad football team. They do have talent, but are so poorly coached that they just can't seem to win any games when their backs are up against the wall. A high draft pick should make them better if it includes a change to the coaching staff.

San Francisco 49ers

Record 2-5. Colin Kaepernick's apparently resurgence was more of an aberration than a trend as he laid another stinker at home against the division rival Seahawks. The San Francisco 49ers are going to be in for a very long year.

Houston Texans

Record 2-5. Brian Hoyer channelled his inner Kyle Orton to assault the prevent defense in the second half to pad his stats in a blowout loss. At one point for the Houston Texans, I tweeted out this incredible stat-line for Hoyer.