Week 8 NFL Power Rankings
In the biggest game of the week, two of the top five teams in the Week 7 NFL Power Rankings battled it out and the Pittsburgh Steelers proved that (for now) they are the best team in the AFC.
Was that enough for them to keep the top spot in the power rankings or did someone else make a big push to climb to the top? Well, to get to the top you have to start at the bottom or in this case, you have to start in New York.
32. New York Jets (+0)
The Jets alllllmost won the game on Sunday but just couldn’t get enough from their quarterback or from anyone skill position player.
I don’t want to be completely negative though, there were two bright spots from the Jets despite their spot at the bottom of the power rankings. First, Denzel Mims made his debut today and led the Jets in receiving. That is a good sign if you want to look at the most recent addition to this roster panning out.
The other big thing is that Quinnen Williams had another sack today and all the rumors that he can be had for a second round pick should pick up steam if true. If you are looking at a teardown/rebuild in 2021, then someone is going to pay a good price for Williams.
31. Jacksonville Jaguars (+0)
The media spent a week setting up Gardner Minshew to be the fall guy in Jacksonville, but it turns out that he wasn’t actually the guy costing them games.
Again a lackluster effort from the defense showed up as the Jaguars couldn’t slow down Justin Herbert at all. While Minshew isn’t perfect, he also isn’t a guy that you can ask to score on every possession.
That additional pressure isn’t making anything better and as a whole, this team looks all the way done with the 2020 NFL season.