2013 NFL power rankings: Chiefs rise to the top in Week 8

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The latest look at the where we rank the whole league.

1: Kansas City Chiefs (7-0) Last Weeks Ranking: 3

The Chiefs are the only remaining undefeated team in the league and have worked their way to the top. Although their wins haven't been that impressive, they are grinding out wins, something they couldn't do a year ago.

2: Indianapolis Colts (5-2) Last Weeks Ranking: 11

Even though their record is inferior to those ranked below them, knocking off the Denver Broncos in such impressive fashion has warranted them a huge leap. Luck has masterminded the beat downs of the Seahawks and 49ers, making them a legitimate AFC contender.

3: Denver Broncos (6-1) Last Weeks Ranking: 1

An injury-hit Broncos team were toppled by Andrew Luck and the Colts on Sunday night to our surprise. Peyton Manning is human after all.

4: Seattle Seahawks (6-1) Last Weeks Ranking: 2

Russell Wilson was supreme as the Seahawks took care of business against the Cardinals. They are the front runners for the top seed in the NFC and I wouldn't put it past them.

5: San Francisco 49ers (5-2) Last Weeks Ranking: 4

Three straight wins for the Niners puts them back into the fold to win the NFC West. Colin Kaepernick has rediscovered his running ability as he begins to replicate his late 2012 form.

6: Cincinnati Bengals (5-2) Last Weeks Ranking: 6

The Bengals are finally picking up wins against good teams, following a last-gasp win against a strong Detroit Lions team. The loss of Leon Hall could be a big one in the playoffs however.

7: New Orleans Saints (5-1) Last Weeks Ranking: 7

If not for a miraculous drive from Tom Brady in a Week 6, they would be undefeated as on now. Coming off the bye with a comfortable lead in the division, but the health of Jimmy Graham is the most important think to this team right now.

8: New England Patriots (5-2) Last Weeks Ranking: 5

Tom Brady is making the most of what he has at his disposal in terms of offensive weapons, but it's the injury-hit defense which will hold this team back in January.

9: Green Bay Packers (4-2) Last Weeks Ranking: 9

Leading the hard-fought NFC North with a game on the rest of the contenders, Aaron Rodgers continues to make his playmakers better, even when his top options go down to injury.

10: Dallas Cowboys (4-3) Last Weeks Ranking: 10

The Cowboys stamped their authority on the NFC East with a big divisional win over the Eagles in Week 7. Tony Romo and Dez Bryant are really clicking right now and are possibly the best QB-WR combo in the league right now.

11: Chicago Bears (4-3) Last Weeks Ranking: 9

Another year, another hot start, another Jay Cutler injury for the Bears. Josh McCown will have to lead then for at least the next month, by the time Cutler returns they could be out of the hunt.

12: Detroit Lions (4-3) Last Weeks Ranking: 14

The Lions have the firepower to compete in every game, but the high powered offenses in the NFC North competing with the Lions will be too much to handle for their defense.

13: San Diego Chargers (4-3) Last Weeks Ranking: 15

Philip Rivers continues his MVP-calibre season as the Chargers are one of the surprise packages of the season so far. In a division that will likely see two play-off teams, Rivers' efforts will likely go unrewarded.

14: New York Jets (4-3) Last Weeks Ranking: 24

Another surprise team so far this season, the Jets turned over the Patriots in Week 7 to go above .500. Geno Smith continues to impress as they make a wild card push in a weak AFC.

15: Baltimore Ravens (3-4) Last a Weeks Ranking: 12

Joe Flacco doesn't have much help around him to replicate last seasons heroics. Two games back in the AFC North with the Steelers closing in following their win over the Ravens, it's hard to envisage they make a push for the division title.

16: Miami Dolphins (3-3) Last Weeks Ranking: 13

Three straight losses for the Dolphins has all but ended their push for the AFC East title, but a trade for Bryant McKinnie brings (little) hope to their poor offensive line, as they look to protect Ryan Tannehill, who is taking a beating.

17: Tennessee Titans (3-4) Last Weeks Ranking: 17

Even with Jake Locker back, their offense doesn't look particularly frightening and will be stopped by an average defense. In spite of this, Lockers play had virtually guaranteed his spot as the Titans' starter next year.

18: Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) Last Weeks Ranking: 18

Mike Vick is returning in Week 8, which will bring an upgrade over Nick Foles and Matt Barkley, who looked terrible when entering the game for the injured Foles.

19: Buffalo Bills (3-4) Last Weeks Ranking: 22

Thad Lewis is doing a good job stepping in for the injured EJ Manuel, but it's Mario Williams and the defense stealing the headlines. One of the more underrated units in the league continues to keep the Bills in contention.

20: Carolina Panthers (3-3) Last Weeks Ranking: 20

Can Newton is beginning to get into his stride as the Panthers offense starts to click. In a weak division, the Panthers, if they get on a roll, can make a play-off push.

21: Pittsburgh Steelers (2-4) Last Weeks Ranking: 27

A big win over the Ravens brings the Steelers back into the mix in the AFC North. Big Ben is playing at a very high level, but it's Le'Veon Bell reinvigorating the running game which has been the key to their recent success.

22: Atlanta Falcons (2-4) Last Weeks Ranking: 16

I think it's fair to say the Falcons are out of the play-off picture with numerous injuries especially on offense. The best thing for this team is to play for a good draft pick without looking like they're giving up on the season.

23: Arizona Cardinals (3-4) Last Weeks Ranking: 21

The Cards are not a bad team but the offensive scheme is not playing well enough. Carson Palmer and Bruce Arians need to re-evaluate their scheme and see how they can play to a higher level.

24: St. Louis Rams (3-4) Last Weeks Ranking: 19

Having beat down the a Texans, the Rama have now lost quarterback Sam Bradford for the season. They're standing behind backup Kellen Clemens, which doesn't bode well for future wins.

25: Oakland Raiders (2-4) Last Weeks Ranking: 25

Terrelle Pryor has given the team hope, but devoid of talent on the defensive side of the ball is holding this team back, but there are pieces in place.

26: Houston Texans (2-5) Last Weeks Ranking: 26

Case Keenum was actually pretty good in their loss to the Chiefs on Sunday and has raised speculation in regards to whether Schaub regains the starting role when healthy. The a Texans will have big decision to make.

27: Washington Redskins (2-4) Last Weeks Ranking: 28

Robert Griffin III and the Redskins rushing attack is beginning to get into full swing being as potent as it was last year. Using play-action off it is a big part of their offense as the Redskins are still in contention.

28: New York Giants (1-6) Last Weeks Ranking: 32

A win is a win, even if it's over a poor team. Eli Manning didn't turn the ball over, and maybe that's the Key to their success going forward.

29: Cleveland Browns (3-4) Last Weeks Ranking: 23

Brandon Weeden is killing this teams play-off hopes. He is such a downgrade on Brian Hoyer, and is not getting the ball to Josh Gordon or Jordan Cameron frequent enough.

30: Minnesota Vikings (1-5) Last Weeks Ranking: 29

Josh Freeman didn't revitalize the offense as we thought he would. The Vikings are not good all round, and need to address the quarterback position in the offseason.

31: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-6) Last Weeks Ranking: 31

With the pieces in place this team is just not playing well. They have given up on Greg Schiano.

32: Jacksonville Jaguars (0-7) Last Weeks Ranking: 30

Just an all round bad team. The Jags look set to win the #BridgewaterBowl.

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