We're about to kick off Week 8 of the 2022 NFL season, and you know what that means! It's time for more NFL power rankings. A couple of teams have fallen a bit since then. A couple of teams have climbed... significantly. Keep reading to find out who.
The Bucs will pull out every stop to snag a win against the Ravens in primetime this week, but unfortunately, injuries continue to mount. Some names already ruled out for Week 8: Cam Brate, Russell Gage, Luke Goedeke, Antoine Winfield Jr., Carlton Davis. Tom Brady has got to get this offense back on track if they've got a shot of sticking around in our top-10 next week.
Week 8 FanDuel Odds: Ravens vs. Bucs -1.5
This team has all of the pieces, but bad luck (and less-than-perfect coaching) continues to keep them from meeting their true potential. They'll get a Week 8 bye but are expected to be without star Mike Williams when they return. Let's just hope Keenan Allen is 100% to keep the train rolling.
Justin Herbert MVP odds: +2500
Somehow, New York is 5-0 as a betting underdog (AKA, when projected to lose). Why does Vegas refuse to believe in this team?
Week 8 FanDuel odds to note: Giants vs. Seahawks -3
The good news: the Ravens came down with the W last week. The bad news: they still fell a bit in our NFL power rankings thanks to the many opportunities they keep giving their opponents to take the lead. The Browns were down just three points on their final drive with just 0:16 on the clock. Sure, they might have needed a miracle to pull off the win. But isn't anything possible in the NFL? Damn right. Any given Sunday.
Week 8 FanDuel odds to note: Ravens +100 vs. Buccaneers -118
Kirk Cousins. Dalvin Cook. Justin Jefferson. Adam Thielen. We <3 this offense, and now, they've helped gain a two-game lead over the three-time reigning NFC North champs. #SKOL
Week 8 FanDuel Odds: Cardinals vs. Vikings -3.5
Just a week ago, the AFC North didn't have a single team with a winning record. Now, we've got two in our top 10. Ain't it funny how life works out? Since Joe Burrow's Week 1 implosion, he's averaging nearly 300 passing yards and has thrown 13 touchdowns while tacking on an extra three on the ground. Nice. Work.
Week 8 FanDuel Odds: Bengals -3.5 vs. Browns
#DakIsBack and suddenly, all is right in the world. At least for the Dallas Cowboys. For now. The bump in power rankings comes largely from the defense, which continues to impress every single week. They're allowing the second-fewest points per game, thanks in large part to the dominance of Micah Parsons and Trevon Diggs.
Week 8 FanDuel Odds: Bears vs. Cowboys -9.5
Ahead of their Week 8 bye, the Chiefs pulled off yet another win, trouncing the 49ers 44-23. Mahomes had yet another killer stat line. JuJu Smith-Schuster has had two-straight games of 100 or more receiving yards. Travis Kelce is still Travis Kelce. God, this team is so. good.
Chiefs Super Bowl odds: +650 (3rd-best in NFL)
Josh Allen is the 1.01 of fun quarterbacks to watch, and it's not particularly close. The Bills offense is dominating, leading the league in yards per play and scoring on 46.0% of drives (third-highest rate in NFL). Partner that with Von Miller's sack attack and the fact that this defense has allowed just five total pass touchdowns on the year... Whew. This team is rolling.
Week 8 FanDuel Odds: Packers vs. Bills -10.5 (When was the last time the Packers were expected to lose by 10 or more points???)
This team is well-rested off the bye and host the Pittsburgh Steelers on their return. Do we really have to play out the game? 7-0 feels like a lock.