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Draft Insiders’ NFL Power Poll – Bucs & Cards Top Rankings

Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll
Bucs and Cards Head Rankings

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