The Reality Check Week 8 NFL Power Rankings

October 24, 2012 | Glenn Clark

Ryan Chell’s Rankings…

32. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5); LW-32

A horrible team that might have their best player out for awhile? Let’s move on…

31. Kansas City Chiefs (1-5); LW-30

If teams last year were “Sucking for Luck”, who are they sucking for?

30. Cleveland Browns (1-6); LW-29

Josh Gordon might actually be a good player for them…

29. Carolina Panthers (1-5); LW-28

Well, now the GM can’t be blamed for their problems. Only Ron Rivera and Cam Newton.

28. Oakland Raiders (2-4); LW-31

Carson Palmer made their game against the Jags interesting…

27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4); LW-27

Their uniforms reminded you of the “glory days”…when those teams sucked less than they did now.

26. St. Louis Rams (3-4); LW-25

Chris Givens looks like he could keep things afloat until Amendola comes back from injury.

25. Detroit Lions (2-4); LW-20

Did they forget that Calvin Johnson is open on every play?

24. Buffalo Bills (3-4); LW-22

Is signing Shawne Merriman the equivalent of giving him a lifetime achievement award?

23. Miami Dolphins (3-3); LW-23

Can’t wait to see them off the bye. Dead serious.

22. Tennessee Titans (3-4); LW-26

You have the formula. Give the ball to Chris Johnson. And go!

21. Washington Redskins (3-4); LW-17

Fred Davis’ injury does hurt.

20. New York Jets (3-4); LW-16

They nearly beat the Jets in Foxboro, but they again showed at the wrong time that they’re just not any good.

19. Indianapolis Colts (3-3); LW-24

Best news of the weekend for them was Chuck Pagano leaving the hospital.

18. New Orleans Saints (2-4); LW-21

Drew Brees won the game for them Sunday vs. TB. He can do that a couple more times…

17. San Diego Chargers (3-3); LW-15

The “phony” alarm is going off…

16. Cincinnati Bengals (3-4); LW-14

Andy Dalton picked a bad night to have one of his worst games.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3); LW-18

Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, and Chris Rainey?

14. Dallas Cowboys (3-3); LW-19

They need to beat the Giants this weekend.

13. Seattle Seahawks (4-3); LW-13

They were doomed to lose to the 49ers on Thursday night.

12. Philadelphia Eagles (3-3); LW-11

The Eagles aren’t bringing Michael Vick back if they don’t make the playoffs? They won’t make the playoffs if he’s still playing…

11. Arizona Cardinals (4-3); LW-9

The Cardinals must have felt like if they played well for the first month of the season, that automatically won them the Super Bowl.

10. Denver Broncos (3-3); LW-12

Best team in a bad division. I think…

9. Minnesota Vikings (5-2); LW-10

Good for Adrian Peterson on Sunday…he appears to be “back.”

8. Green Bay Packers (4-3); LW-8

Cedric Benson getting hurt may have HELPED this team because it keeps the ball in Aaron Rodgers’ hands.

7. Chicago Bears (5-1); LW-7

Brandon Marshall giving Suh character lessons? I can’t stop laughing…

6. New England Patriots (4-3); LW-6

Tom Brady remembered he had Rob Gronkowski to throw the ball to.

5. Baltimore Ravens (5-2); LW-3

The city of Baltimore is still burning right now…

4. San Francisco 49ers (5-2); LW-5

Eventually, they’ll break away from the rest of the division.

3. New York Giants (5-2); LW-4

Should have no problem winning the NFC East.

2. Houston Texans (6-1); LW-2

Boy…they looked good.

1. Atlanta Falcons (6-0); LW-1

They sat pat last week. Status quo here…

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…