2012 NFL Power Rankings: Winning Stats Edition - Week Eight

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

The 49ers, Bears, and Packers keep their spots up top, while the Colts drop a couple spots after struggling Sunday.

The Week Eight Power Rankings don't see much of a change at the top this week, with the top 3 spots remaining exactly the same. The Texans jumped back up to fourth after their dismantling of the Ravens, and the Giants dropped a bit after barely beating the Redskins at home.

The Colts dropped two spots to 25th after their 17-13 win against the Browns, which has more to do with not playing well against a bad opponent than anything. The Offense moved up to 17th from 20th, but the Defense dropped five spots to 29th, only ahead of the Titans, Bills, and Saints.

The Giants and Patriots remain atop the Offensive Rankings, while the Bears and Cardinals top the Defensive Rankings. Nothing really jumps out at me as odd, so let me know if you think something seems a bit off.

NFL Week Eight Winning Stats Power Rankings (click on headers to sort):

Team Power Rankings
Non-Adjusted Adjusted
Offense Defense Total Offense Defense Total
49ers 7 5 3 6 3 1
Bears 13 1 2 19 1 2
Packers 8 12 9 3 7 3
Texans 9 3 1 14 4 4
Broncos 4 19 8 4 10 5
Patriots 1 13 5 2 14 6
Giants 2 11 6 1 18 7
Seahawks 26 8 14 18 5 8
Falcons 5 7 4 10 12 9
Lions 18 9 18 13 11 10
Cowboys 10 26 13 5 23 11
Rams 23 15 21 11 13 12
Cardinals 31 2 10 29 2 13
Eagles 25 4 11 20 6 14
Steelers 3 20 7 7 25 15
Redskins 11 22 15 12 19 16
Ravens 12 27 20 9 26 17
Buccaneers 16 17 19 24 8 18
Vikings 14 10 12 16 16 19
Dolphins 28 6 16 23 9 20
Chargers 15 14 17 26 15 21
Jets 21 25 25 25 17 22
Panthers 19 29 28 22 21 23
Saints 6 31 23 8 32 24
Colts 17 23 22 17 29 25
Raiders 27 24 26 28 22 26
Bengals 24 18 24 27 27 27
Chiefs 29 21 27 30 24 28
Titans 20 32 31 21 30 29
Bills 22 30 30 15 31 30
Browns 30 16 29 32 20 31
Jaguars 32 28 32 31 28 32

Once again there is a chasm between the NFC and AFC, as the bottom eight teams are all in the AFC, and 11 of the bottom 13 as well. During the Peyton Manning hey-dey, the AFC dominated, but it was never to this extent. I also have a future Strength of Schedule, and all the NFC teams are at the top, and all the AFC teams are in the bottom half, something I've definitely never seen. The Colts are at 27th overall, while the Vikings have the toughest remaining schedule and the Broncos have the easiest remaining schedule.

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