NFL Power Rankings Week 8: One Undefeated Team Must Go

Heading into week eight we still have five undefeated teams. At least one of those will go this week when the Denver Broncos host the Green Bay Packers.

Both teams come into the game off of a bye week but their paths to 6-0 couldn’t have been much more different. The Packers have looked impressive all season. Aaron Rodgers is once again amongst the favourites for the MVP and the defence has looked great.

The Broncos on the other hand have struggled in most games and the Peyton Manning led offence couldn’t look much further from the record setting offence of a couple of years ago. The defence has carried this team so far and this week should be the week that we finally see the Broncos get the loss that they have probably deserved for much of the season.

The Patriots, Bengals and Panthers all have tough games this week so the remaining number unbeaten teams could fall even further once week eight is done.

The weekend also sees the final game of this season’s International Series when the Kansas City Chiefs host our lowest ranked team, the Detroit Lions.

The teams have a combined record of 3-11 so far this season and with Alex Smith and the rest of the Chiefs’ offence looking as vanilla as ever this game could struggle to live up to last week’s surprisingly good game between the Jaguars and the Bills.

There has been a clear out of the Lions coaches. The wonderfully named Jim Bob Cooter takes over from Joe Lombardi as the offensive coordinator. Hopefully Cooter will be able to get the best out of the Lions talented set of receivers with a new man in charge of the offence.

Now on to this week’s rankings. The Dolphins and Raiders are the big movers in the rankings, both moving to just outside the top 10 following dominant performances in week 7.

Week 8

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