Oct 21, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) gestures in the end zone after his game-winning touchdown late in the second half against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium Mandatory Credit: Andrew Mills/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

NFL Week Eight Power Rankings: Giants Moving to the Top


1. New York Giants

The Giants are playing like the best team in the NFL. The clutch catch by Victor Cruz is an indicator of just how good this team truly is down the stretch.

2. Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons are still the lone undefeated, and one of the most complete teams in the NFL.

3. Houston Texans

Houston’s blowout win against Baltimore was a great way for them to bounce back after losing to Green Bay

4. Chicago Bears

The Bears’ Monday night victory showed that their defense is still one of the most dominant in the NFL right now.

5. Green Bay Packers

Green Bay should still only have two losses, and they are playing great football right now. Things are clicking again.

6. San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco got a tough win against Seattle, but what was up with no targets for Vernon Davis?

7. New England Patriots

The Patriots eeked out a win against the Jets. What is up with this team? They look dominant one week and average the next.

8. Denver Broncos

Denver has a big test against the Saints this week, but they played great in that second half against San Diego.

9. Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore’s losses on the defensive side of the ball are going to hurt badly.

10. Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota’s playing as well as most any team in the league right now. They are dangerous.

11. Seattle Seahawks

Seattle’s inconsistencies offensively could be killer if they are going to compete in the rough, tough NFC West.

12. Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh doesn’t win pretty, but they got a big road win in Cincinnati, where Big Ben is still dominant.

13. Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia has a lot of issues, but a win this week could cure a lot of things.

14. Washington Redskins

This Redskins team is tough. RG3 has to be an MVP candidate. He put his team in place to beat the Giants and the defense messed it up.

15. Dallas Cowboys

Dallas was able to get a win against Carolina, but it was extremely close. They need DeMarco Murray back.

16. Arizona Cardinals

Arizona is falling fast. Their defense is still pretty tough, but the Cardinals’ offense is really rough.

17. New York Jets

The Jets are competitive, I have to give them that. That alone is surprising to me.

18. San Diego Chargers

San Diego got a much needed bye week this week, and they have to come back against Cleveland to get a big win this weekend.

19. Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati has lost two division games in prime time. This is not the same team as last year, and Andy Dalton is struggling a bit.

20. Miami Dolphins

Miami is a surprise team. They have a chance this weekend against the Jets to move to 4-3.

21. New Orleans Saints

The Saints are hot on the rise. We get to see Drew Brees go into Denver this weekend and take on Peyton Manning.

22. Tennessee Titans

Tennessee now has three wins after their comeback against Buffalo. This team can be really exciting at the end of games, can’t they?

23. St. Louis Rams

St. Louis has hit a bit of a rut, but this is still a solid team. I’d like to see them come back.

24. Detroit Lions

Detroit is reeling. They are 2-4 in one of the best divisions in football.

25. Indianapolis Colts

The Colts have won some tough games, and now they need to show they can string together a couple in a row.

26. Buffalo Bills

Buffalo lost a heartbreaker this weekend to the Titans, but Ryan Fitzpatrick played really well.

27. Oakland Raiders

Oakland finally won a close game. Unfortunately it was to one of the worst teams in the NFL right now. Still unsure about this team.

28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay almost completed the comeback against New Orleans, but fell just short. They are capable of scoring a lot of points.

29. Carolina Panthers

What happened to this team? This is a really tough start for them. They also just fired their GM, so hopefully something changes.

30. Cleveland Browns

Cleveland lost a tough game to Indy, but I think there are brighter days ahead.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars

With Maurice Jones-Drew out, what does this team have?

32. Kansas City Chiefs

Brady Quinn just replaced Matt Cassel. Things are not great right now for the Chiefs.

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