Welcome back to another edition of Chase’s Sports News Power Rankings, and this one is interesting. So far, we have done this for 8 weeks, and only two different teams have found themselves holding the No. 1 spot: the Buffalo Bills (Weeks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9) and the Miami Dolphins (Week 4). Well, the Dolphins now have three losses, and the Bills just lost to the Jets in a shocking upset! Do they keep their No. 1 spot? Or does a green and black bird down in Philadelphia jump up to No. 1 for the very first time this season?! Let’s, get into this!
1. Philadelphia Eagles (8-0) – 29-17 over Texans | Up 1 | Highest Ranking: 1 (Week 10)
The Philadelphia Eagles have finally jumped up to No. 1, despite being the only undefeated team since after Week 3. The Texans gave them a little scare, but they were still able to pull away. I think NFC offenses should be very concerned to against this Philadelphia defense right now, and their offense will bail them out if they have an off-game. Because Jalen Hurts just threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns, as he is 2nd in the league in passer rating. And oh A.J. Brown and Dallas Goedert accounted for over 65% of his yards in this Thursday Night matchup. Welcome to the No. 1 spot! Fly Eagles Fly!
Next week matchup: vs. Commanders (Monday Night Football)
2. Kansas City Chiefs (6-2) – 20-17 over Titans | Up 1 | Highest Ranking: 2 (Week 10)
You want Patrick Mahomes to throw for 446 yards? He’ll do it. You want him to be the team’s primary rusher and get in the end zone on the ground? He’ll do that. You want him to do both in one game, while scoring eleven unanswered points to win in overtime? He’ll also do that! Patrick Mahomes was unbelievable on Sunday Night, as he led Kansas City in every way possible on the final drives of the game. The defense also contained Malik Willis very well, holding him to just five completions on sixteen attempts and just 80 yards. The Chiefs are rolling!
Next week matchup: vs. Jaguars
3. Buffalo Bills (6-2) – 20-17 loss to Jets | Down 2 | Highest Ranking: 1 (Week 9)
It happened! The Buffalo Bills are no longer Chase’s Sports News No. 1 team in the power rankings. Because how could you when you lose by three points to the Jets! Josh Allen had his first game this season where he didn’t pass for a touchdown, despite running for two. However, two interceptions and a 46.8 rating slowed down this offense, as their defense couldn’t hold up for an entire game of football as they shouldn’t. The lack of run game to open up the offense also slows down this offense, and they have more work to do than we thought before winning a Super Bowl!
Next week matchup: vs. Vikings
4. Miami Dolphins (6-3) – 35-32 over Bears | Up 2 | Highest Ranking: 1 (Week 4)
The Miami Dolphins are back, and they are in the running for three different key awards. One being the NFL MVP, where Tua Tagovailoa is making himself a legit candidate for MVP, as he had his 2nd straight game where he had 3+ touchdowns. His 15-3 touchdown to interception ratio is just sprinkles on the cake. And, there’s no passing without receivers, and Tyreek Hill is having a possibly historic season. He’s on pace for over 2,000 yards, which be an NFL record in receiving yards, and the first player to ever have over 2,000 receiving yards in one season. And Mike McDonald is a legit coach of the year candidate. Swim Dolphins Swim.
Next week matchup: vs. Browns
5. Minnesota Vikings (7-1) – 20-17 over Commanders | Even | Highest Ranking: 4 (Week 7)
The Minnesota Vikings were able to squeak out a tight matchup over the Washington Commanders, winning 20-17. Justin Jefferson has been terrific, as he is on pace for over 1800 receiving yards. Kirk Cousins is a little concerning right now, but if he can throw for two touchdowns like he did on Sunday, his 55% completion percentage and interception shouldn’t make too much of a difference. However, this offense will have its biggest challenge yet, as they go against a stellar Bills defense in Week 10.
Next week matchup: vs. Bills
6. Dallas Cowboys (6-2) – Bye Week | Down 2 | Highest Ranking: 4 (Week 9)
The Dallas Cowboys are coming off of a bye week, where they got to refresh the roster. We’ll see if Tony Pollard can continue his success, as the Cowboys are looking to make a surprising yet possible NFC East run!
Next week matchup: @ Packers
7. Baltimore Ravens (6-3) – 27-13 over Saints | Even | Highest Ranking: 5 (Week 6)
The Baltimore Ravens have won three straight, and had possibly their best all around performance of the season against New Orleans. NFL Week 9 AFC defensive player of the week Justin Houston had one of the best games of his career, as he piled a game closing interception and 2.5 sacks. Also, the Ravens running game is extremely dominant, as Kenyan Drake is in the midst of an amazing comeback story. Oh and by the way, Lamar Jackson is quietly piling together a nice stack of good games, as the Ravens sit at 6-3.
Next week matchup: Bye
8. Seattle Seahawks (6-3) – 31-21 over Cardinals | Up 1 | Highest Ranking: 8 (Week 10)
The Seattle Seahawks continue to stack up wins, as they got another double digit victory against another good team. Geno Smith is in MVP conversations to some, as he leads the league in completion percentage, completing over 73% of his passes this season! Pete Carroll is one of the leaders in coach of the year as well. With D.K. Metcalf, Kenneth Walker and the defense also playing well, and not to mention their very lopsided division, the Seahawks have a real chance to make the playoffs and prove everyone wrong this season!
Next week matchup: vs. Buccaneers (in Munich, Sunday morning)
9. Tennessee Titans (5-3) – 20-17 loss to Chiefs | Down 1 | Highest Ranking: 8 (Week 9)
10. Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) – 42-21 over Panthers | Up 2 | Highest Ranking: 8 (Week 8)
11. New York Jets (6-3) – 20-17 over Bills | Up 4 | Highest Ranking: 11 (Week 10)
12. New York Giants (6-2) – Bye Week | Down 2 | Highest Ranking: 4 (Week 8)
13. Los Angeles Chargers (5-3) – 20-17 over Falcons | Down 2 | Highest Ranking: 3 (Week 2)
14. San Francisco 49ers (4-4) – Bye Week | Down 1 | Highest Ranking: 6 (Week 6)
15. New England Patriots (5-4) – 26-3 over Colts | Down 1 | Highest Ranking: 14 (Week 9)
16. Atlanta Falcons (4-5) – 20-17 loss to Chargers | Up 2 | Highest Ranking: 16 (Week 10)
17. Cleveland Browns (3-5) – Bye Week | Up 2 | Highest Ranking: 17 (Week 10)
18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5) – 16-13 over Rams | Up 7 | Highest Ranking: 3 (Week 3)
19. Arizona Cardinals (3-6) – 31-21 loss to Seahawks | Down 2 | Highest Ranking: 15 (Week 3)
20. Los Angeles Rams (3-5) – 16-13 loss to Buccaneers | Down 2 | Highest Ranking: 5 (Week 4)
21. Washington Commanders (4-5) – 20-17 loss to Vikings | Up 1 | Highest Ranking: 15 (Week 2)
22. New Orleans Saints (3-6) – 27-13 loss to Ravens | Down 1 | Highest Ranking: 12 (Week 2)
23. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) – 27-20 over Raiders | Up 6 | Highest Ranking: 10 (Week 4)
24. Las Vegas Raiders (2-6) – 27-20 loss to Jaguars | Down 1 | Highest Ranking: 9 (Week 2)
25. Indianapolis Colts (3-5-1) – 26-3 loss to Patriots | Down 5 | Highest Ranking: 11 (Week 7)
26. Detroit Lions (2-6) – 15-9 over Packers | Up 5 | Highest Ranking: 20 (Week 4)
27. Chicago Bears (3-6) – 35-32 loss to Dolphins | Even | Highest Ranking: 22 (Week 6)
28. Denver Broncos (3-5) – Bye Week | Down 2 | Highest Ranking: 11 (Week 4)
29. Green Bay Packers (3-6) – 15-9 loss to Lions | Down 5 | Highest Ranking: 4 (Week 4)
30. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6) – Bye Week | Even | Highest Ranking: 13 (Week 3)
31. Carolina Panthers (2-7) – 42-21 loss to Bengals | Down 4 | Highest Ranking: 26 (Week 4)
32. Houston Texans (1-6-1) – 29-17 loss to Texans | Even | Highest Ranking: 28 (Week 6)