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Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 8
Cardinals Roll over Texans – NFL’s Only Undefeated Club
Bengals Bomb Ravens in Key AFC North Clash
Team of the Week
Bengals (5-2) over Ravens (5-2) – 41-17
Joe Burrow smokes Ravens defense
Upset of the Week
Titans Crush Chiefs – 27-3
Chiefs struggling vs top clubs
Players of the Week
Offense – QB Joe Burrow – Bengals
Defense – DE Denico Autry – Titans
Rookies of Week
Offense – WR Ja’Marr Chase – Bengals
Defense – LB Azeez Ojulari – Giants
Games of Week 9
Green Bay Packers (6-1) at Arizona Cardinals (7-0)
Clash of NFC Powerhouses
Tampa Bay Bucs (6-1) at New Orleans Saints (4-2)
Hot NFC rivals will determine leadership into the 2nd half of the season
NFL Team Power Poll
Ranking /Record /Team
#1 – 6-1 Bucs
Bucs torched the Bears. Face key South matchup in New Orleans.
#2 – 7-0 Cardinals
Cardinals rolling over opponents. Host Packers in major NFC Thursday nite game.
#3 – 6-1 Rams
Rams are taking care of business weekly. Travel to Houston for an apparent mismatch.
#4 – 6-1 Packers
The Packers are crushing opponents. Face Cardinals without Rodger’s favorite weapon, Davonte Adams.
#5 – 4-2 Bills
Bills are rested for the Dolphins coming to town. Prepping for a 2nd half run.
#6 – 4-2 Chargers
Chargers regrouped during their bye and host the Patriots in key AFC contest.
#7 – 5-1 Cowboys
The Cowboys travel to Minnesota for an important NFC game.
#8 – 5-2 Titans
The Titans impress again this time vs the Chiefs. Face South opponent the Colts in an important divisional matchup.
#9 – 5-2 Bengals
Bengals bombed the Ravens for a statement game. Travel to face the battered Jets this Sunday.
#10 – 5-2 Ravens
Ravens were shocked by the Bengals with their weakest defensive performance of the season.
#11 – 5-2 Raiders
The Raiders win another one with a new coaching staff.
#12 – 4-2 Saints
Saints outlasted the Seahawks during a weak Monday night offensive display.
#13 – 4-3 Browns
Browns defense contained a struggling Bronco offense. Prepare for key North clash with the Steelers.
#14 – 3-4 Colts
The Colts beat the 49ers. Get the hot Titans at home this week in vital AFC South matchup.
#15 – 3-4 Chiefs
Chiefs must regroup quickly for Monday nite game vs Giants. Coming off bashing by Titans.
#16 – 3-4 Patriots
Pats bomb the pathetic Jets for their 12th consecutive victory in the series.
#17 – 3-3 Steelers
Steelers rested for their trip to Cleveland that might determine which club challenges for the postseason.
#18 – 3-3 Vikings
Vikings waiting for Cowboys to come in a crucial Sunday night game for any playoff aspirations.
#19 – 3-3 Falcons
Falcons are taking care of business and trying to sneak into the playoff picture with Panthers coming to town.
#20 – 3-4 Broncos
Broncos lost their 4th in a row with their weak offense the main problem especially in the passing game.
#21 – 2-4 49ers
The 49ers lack the fire power to beat playoff clubs currently.
#22 – 3-4 Bears
The Bears were bashed again this time by Tom Brady. Host 49ers in a key test for their postseason hopes.
#23 – 2-5 Giants
The Giants defense showed up vs the Panthers and QB Daniel Jones dissected their defense.
#24 – 3-4 Panthers
Panthers lost their 4th in a row as Sam Darnold continues to return to reality after a strong start.
#25 – 2-5 Seahawks
Seahawks are struggling without QB Russell Wilson and may lose any chances for the postseason waiting for his return.
#26 – 2-5 WFT
The WFT defense was dissected again and are falling out of any playoff chances.
#27 – 2-5 Eagles
The Eagles go to Detroit for a winnable game in a season of disappointment.
#28 – 1-6 Dolphins
Dolphins lost to the Falcons last week. Looking to surprise the Bills on the road.
#29 – 1-6 Texans
Texans were crushed by the Cardinals. Host the high-powered Rams this week.
#30 – 1-5 Jets
Jets lost rookie QB Zach Wilson during blowout to the Patriots. Face the hot Bengals at home.
#31 – 1-5 Jaguars
Jaguars are rested from their Dolphins victory. Face a desperate Seahawks club this week that may return them to reality.
#32 – 0-7 Lions
Lions host the Eagles this week in their potentially first victory since last December.
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