NFL power rankings: Patriots still sit at No. 1 in Week 8

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NFL power rankings: Patriots still sit at No. 1 in Week 8

32. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-5)

(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

31. Detroit Lions (1-6)

(AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

30. Tennessee Titans (1-5)

AP Photo/James Kenney)

29. Houston Texans (2-5)

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4)

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

27. San Francisco 49ers (2-5)

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

26. Baltimore Ravens (1-6)

(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

25. Chicago Bears (2-4)

(AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

24. Cleveland Browns (2-4)

(AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

23. Kansas City Chiefs (2-4)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

22. San Diego Chargers (2-5)

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

21. Washington Redskins (2-4)

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

20. Dallas Cowboys (2-4)

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

19. Indianapolis Colts (3-4)

(AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

18. Buffalo Bills (3-4)

(AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

17. New Orleans Saints (3-4)

(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

16. Oakland Raiders (3-4)

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

15. Philadelphia Eagles (3-4)

(AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

14. Miami Dolphins (3-3)

(AP Photo/James Kenney)

13. St. Louis Rams (3-3)

(AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

12. New York Giants (4-3)

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

11. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)

(AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

10. Minnesota Vikings (4-2)

(AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

9. Seattle Seahawks (3-4)

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

8. New York Jets (4-2)

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

7. Arizona Cardinals (5-2)

(AP Photo/Matt York)

6. Atlanta Falcons (5-1)

(AP Photo/James Kenney)

5. Carolina Panthers (6-0)

(AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

4. Denver Broncos (6-0)

(AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)

3. Cincinnati Bengals (6-0)

(AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

2. Green Bay Packers (6-0)

(AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

1. New England Patriots (6-0)

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


We are now seven weeks into the NFL season and it's pretty clear what the overall theme has become: the league is straight-up bizarre.

Consider that there are eight legitimate Super Bowl contenders -- and even that number might be generous because there's really only two (maybe three) squads in particular that we think have enough talent to reach San Francisco on Feb. 7, 2016.

Click the gallery above to find out which teams.

After those eight solid clubs, there's another seven who could go either way. We're not sure if they'll make a playoff push or continue to disappoint and eventually play for an OK draft pick.

Then, well, there's the cellar -- and it's kind of packed. Exactly half the league is already struggling to stay in the race or has zero shot.


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