Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 7
Cardinals Drills Browns – NFL’s Only Undefeated Club
Ravens Crush Chargers in a Key AFC Matchup
Team of the Week
Ravens (5-1) over Chargers (4-2) – 34-6
Ravens defense swarms Justin Herbert
Upset of the Week
Jaguars Beat Dolphins – 23-20
Jaguars end their 20-game losing streak
Players of the Week
Offense – RB Jonathan Taylor – Colts
Defense – DT Kenny Clark – Packers
Rookies of Week
Offense – QB Mac Jones – Patriots
Defense – LB Derrick Barnes – Lions
Games of Week 8
Bengals (4-2) at Ravens (5-1)
Clash of AFC North Leaders
Kansas City (3-3) at Tennessee (4-2)
AFC Contenders in Key Midseason Matchup
NFL Team Power Poll
Ranking /Record /Team
#1 – 5-1 Bucs
Bucs jumped the Eagles early and held on for another victory.
#2 – 6-0 Cardinals
Cardinals blasted the Browns to remain the NFL’s only unbeaten club with another strong performance.
#3 – 5-1 Rams
Rams took the Giants defense apart behind the hot hand of Matt Stafford.
#4 – 5-1 Ravens
Ravens drilled the Chargers with their strongest defensive performance of the season.
#5 – 5-1 Packers
The Packers Aaron Rodgers smoked the Bears defense for their 5th straight win.
#6 – 4-2 Bills
Bills lost a shootout with the Titans that could play out bigger down the road.
#7 – 4-2 Chargers
Chargers were flat vs the Ravens and get their bye week now to regroup.
#8 – 5-1 Cowboys
The Cowboys are running on all cylinders and beat the Patriots in OT.
#9 – 4-2 Titans
The Titans bowed their neck vs the Bills Monday night. Host the Chiefs in another huge AFC matchup.
#10 – 4-2 Bengals
Bengals continue to impress, though get an acid test with a trip to Baltimore this Sunday.
#11 – 3-3 Chiefs
Chiefs regrouped vs WFT and prepare for key AFC road game in Nashville.
#12 – 3-3 Browns
Browns defense was pounded again and must recover quickly for Thursday night game.
#13 – 4-2 Raiders
The Raiders found a way to beat the Broncos after a wild week of changes on coaching leadership.
#14 – 3-2 Saints
Saints will be well rested for the Seahawks Monday night in a key NFC matchup.
#15 – 3-3 Colts
The Colts pounded the Texans to keep pace in the competitive South division.
#16 – 3-3 Broncos
Broncos have lost three in a row and face AFC rival, the Browns in Cleveland on Thursday.
#17 – 2-4 Patriots
Pats lost a wild OT game vs the Cowboys that puts them in an important contest vs the rested Jets.
#18 – 3-3 Steelers
Steelers edged the Seahawks in OT to reach .500. Get their bye week to prep for a playoff run.
#19 – 3-3 Vikings
Vikings edged Carolina in another win that keeps them alive in the NFC playoff chase.
#20 – 2-3 49ers
The 49ers are rested for vital home game vs the Colts Sunday night.
#21 – 3-3 Bears
The Bears were bashed by Aaron Rodgers again. Travel to Tampa in a major test for their fate this season.
#22 – 3-3 Panthers
Panthers lost their 3rd in a row as Sam Darnold continues to return to reality after a strong start.
#23 – 2-4 Seahawks
Seahawks lost tough OT game to Pittsburgh. Host the Saints Monday night that may determine any hope for the postseason.
#24 – 2-3 Falcons
Falcons coming off their bye week. Travel to Miami for key matchup.
#25 – 2-4 Redskins
The Redskins defense failed to contain the Chiefs last week. Travel to Titletown in a must win situation.
#26 – 2-4 Eagles
The Eagles fought the Bucs tough in their loss. Go to Las Vegas hoping to claim a much-needed win.
#27 – 1-5 Giants
The Giants were outclassed by the Rams. Host the Panthers in a must win game.
#28 – 1-5 Dolphins
Dolphins lost to the winless Jaguars last week. Host the Falcons hoping to regroup for second half.
#29 – 1-5 Texans
Texans were crushed by the Colts. Travel to Arizona to face the undefeated Cardinals this Sunday.
#30 – 1-4 Jets
Jets rested for their trip to New England hoping to avert a midseason collapse.
#31 – 1-5 Jaguars
Jaguars shocked the Dolphins to end their 20-game losing streak. Get their bye week to enjoy the victory.
#32 – 0-6 Lions
Lions are being outclassed weekly and face the potent Rams in LA this Sunday.
Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites