“The Reality Check” Week 8 NFL Power Rankings

October 26, 2011 | Glenn Clark

16. Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 12)

I know I dropped them despite the fact that they didn’t play. Let’s see what happens over the next few weeks.

15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 9)

The game was in London. Lots of goofy things happen they’re. I think they’re okay.

14. Chicago Bears (LW: 16)

Matt Forte is reaching that “amazing” level at this point, isn’t he?

13. New York Jets (LW: 18)

It was a statement win any way you slice it.

12. Houston Texans (LW: 13)

And they will continue to get better with the return of Andre Johnson.

11. Detroit Lions (LW: 7)

Losing two home games isn’t good, but this is still a good football team.

10. Atlanta Falcons (LW: 14)

It was a big win for a team that would like to remain in the Super Bowl picture.

9. New York Giants (LW: 11)

Order restored (thanks to the freefall of the Skins) for the G-Men. It’s their division to lose.

8. Buffalo Bills (LW: 10)

None of us are comfortable enough to say they’re definitely a good team, but none of us are comfortable enough to say they aren’t either.

7. San Diego Chargers (LW: 5)

It is BRUTALLY difficult for a West Coast team to win a game at 1pm Eastern time…but I’m still surprised they didn’t beat the Jets.

6. Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 8)

Those a-holes are in first place in the AFC North. Ugh.

5. Baltimore Ravens (LW: 3)

I don’t know how to appropriately say “it was exactly as ugly as it looked” but also “the team isn’t as bad as they looked”. Or maybe I do.

4. San Francisco 49ers (LW: 6)

They haven’t lost a game in regulation this season.

3. New Orleans Saints (LW: 4)

Problems gone.

2. New England Patriots (LW: 2)

We’re all assuming they take care of the Steelers. We of course wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t.

1. Green Bay Packers (LW: 1)

At least it looks like teams might be capable of beating them.