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2019 NFL Power Rankings: Week Eight
Here at the ICT Zone, our power rankings are based on a very simple philosophy. "To be the man you gotta beat the man", if a lower ranked team beats a higher ranked team, then the two teams automatically swap spots regardless of results from prior weeks. After a brief hiatus, we move on to eight of the 2019 NFL season.
Last time we released our power rankings the Colts were first and after a 4 touchdown performance by Jacoby Brissett, things remain the same. At second place are the Green Bay Packers after an all time performance from Aaron Rodgers that saw him account for 6 touchdowns and zero turnovers. The other big movers were the Baltimore Ravens souring back into the top 10 in a surprising upset of the Seahawks in Seattle. Lamar Jackson may be just behind our 6,000 yards prediction but he still looks like the most entertaining quarterback in the NFL.
There are no real marquee games next week due to the unfortunate injury of Patrick Mahomes. We could have seen him go head to head against Aaron Rodgers but that matchup will have to wait another day. The Cowboys and the Ravens enjoy a well earned bye week after their respective victories. With that, here are our NFL Power Rankings for Week 8.
Jacoby Brissett is on pace to lead the NFL in Touchdowns . . .
2. Green Bay Packers +8
Would say Aaron Rodgers is back but he never left.
3. New England Patriots
Can't see this team losing more than two games all season.
4. New Orleans Saints
Looks like we were all wrong about Teddy Bridgewater.
5. Minnesota Vikings
Kirk Cousins looks like an elite quarterback once again.
6. San Francisco 49ers
This is the best coached team in the NFC.
7. Baltimore Ravens +11
This is entertaining to watch but Michael Vick won 2 playoff games in 13 seasons.
8. Chicago Bears
Da Bears . . . need to trade for a quarterback before this roster is wasted.
9. Houston Texans
Still can't tell if the Texans are a good or bad team, I don't think they can either.
10. Oakland Raiders -8
Doing just enough to stay relevant on a week to week basis.
11. Buffalo Bills
The Bills might win 10 games and none of it will matter.
12. Carolina Panthers
The Panthers have a true quarterback controversy but shoutout to Luke Kuechly.
13. Detroit Lions
Have a skill of looking like a great and an awful team all in the same game.
14. Kansas City Chiefs +3
Mahomes' injury might be a blessing in disguise for a defense that needs to step up.
15. Cleveland Browns
This season could be over by this time next week. Wow.
16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers are going nowhere fast.
17. Denver Broncos -3
The Broncos are nowhere closer to their quarterback than they were 4 years ago.
18. Seattle Seahawks -11
An elite team no doubt but the 2-2 home record is a bit concerning.
19. Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike Tomlin is still a great coach.
20. Tennessee Titans
The quarterback change might be what this team needed to . . . finish at 8 and 8.
21. Dallas Cowboys +10
The Cowboys needed that win bad.
22. Arizona Cardinals +4
The Cardinals are somehow a game from .500.
23. Jacksonville Jaguars
Don't fool yourself, this team is much worse without Jalen Ramsey.
Throw Haskins out there, he needs the in game reps.
25. Los Angeles Chargers
No idea what happened to the Chargers.
26. New York Giants -4
Jones certainly looks like a rookie quarterback but at least Barkley returned.
27. Los Angeles Rams +2
The Jalen Ramsey addition was the perfect move to re-energize this team.
28. New York Jets
We are mad at the NFL too . . . For putting the Jets on Monday night TV.
29. Atlanta Falcons -2
At least Sanu got out.
30. Cincinnati Bengals
Free Mr. Green.
31. Philadelphia Eagles -10
Philadelphia fans have the shortest memory in all of American sports.
32. Miami Dolphins
Real question is will this be a 0 and 16 season.?
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