NFL Power Rankings | Week Eight

Another addition to our NFL coverage this season, writer Dean Malpass has joined Team DC to share how he see things stacking up in the Big League this season, with full 32-team Power Rankings each week! 

Dean’s no stranger to a pigskin, having played and coached as part of the Britball Nation – where does he see each team stacking up following some of the nailbiters in Week Seven?


1. Rams (8-0)

Hate it or love it the Rams are on top. Nice try Green Bay, thanks for coming!


2. Chiefs (7-1)

Trying to stop this offence is like playing Russian roulette with an automatic rifle. It’s over fast, oh so fast!


3. Saints (6-1)

Delivered swift revenge on the Vikings and looked impressive doing so.

This team is a joy to watch.



4. Patriots (6-2)

Beat the lacklustre Bills on MNF as everyone expected. Another low-quality win on the schedule of the chosen few.


5. Panthers (5-2)

Rounding into form nicely and climbing up. Look poised for a playoff run to me. Let ’em have it Cam!

6. Steelers (4-2-1)

Same old Steelers, same old Browns. The offence is in fine form, the defencse dominated the 2nd half. Le’veon who?



7. Chargers (5-2)



8. Vikings (4-3-1)

This loss sees them slide down and looking up to the NFC’s best.




9. Redskins (5-2)

You don’t get to 5 wins in the first half of the season being part-time good and the Redskins have proven themselves to me. They have held Zeke, McCaffrey, and Barkley to fewer than 100 yards rushing…. Combined!


10. Bengals (5-3)

It’s easy to imagine that if Fitzmagic had one more drive, Cincy would have squandered this game.


11. Texans (5-3)

The wins keep coming and the offence is scoring for fun. They’ve got enough ballers on D to be legit.



12. Packers (3-3-1)

If you want to be a top team here you have to win some games against good teams. They dominated the Rams offensive line early doors but softened as the game wore on.

13. Bears (4-3)

Rebounded for a nice win against the Jets. Trubisky is fantasy gold, not so good on the eyes though but getting better.


14. Ravens (4-4)

I think the Ravens are a flat-track bully only capable of beating lesser teams. I’m moving them down until they prove me wrong.

15. Seahawks (4-3)

Took out the streaking Lions on the road, which means I’m back in.

16. Eagles (4-4)

Flew into London and took down the Jags. They miss Ajayi and a foundation running game though.


17. Lions (3-4)

The loss at home to the Seahawks was the most Lions thing ever. Some teams don’t get to have nice things.


18. Broncos (3-5)

Played the white-hot Chiefs close again, but not close enough. Lyndsay looks like a quality find.

19. Dolphins (4-4)

It’s clear to me now that these guys are a good bad team rather than a bad good team.


20. Falcons (3-4)




21. Cowboys (3-4)




22. Titans (3-4)




23. Colts (3-5)

Handled the Raiders and looked sharp on offence again. Luck is in fine form, and the D gives them enough to win games, time for a run at the South?



24. Buccaneers (3-4)

Just when I thought I was out, Fitzmagic pulled me back in! I know it was you Jameis, and it broke my heart.


25. Jaguars (3-5)

London was calling, so too the old bill. At least four Jags players had a good time in London. #Ballers



26. Jets (3-5)

See you next year. The Jets offense is more shut down than Toys R Us!


27. Browns (2-5-1)

It’s over, Hue Jackson got fired, Todd Haley too. Putrid offensively again. It’s time for the double-G Gregg show now, no head shots though.


28. Bills (2-6)

– This team has heart and pride playing the Pats close on MNF as the Bills celebrated Thurman Thomas. Sadly this team also has zero Super Bowls and 0% chance of changing that this year.


29. Raiders (1-6)

Seemed to play better despite chalking up another loss, so I’m moving them up slightly. I think Jalen Richard will produce.



30. Giants (1-7)

The G-Men look like a team resigned to their fate and are just going through the motions


31. Cardinals (2-6)

Snatching a victory against the 49ers is no reason to get excited. Can Rosen be?



32. 49ers (1-7)

I don’t know what to say here apart from knowing you’re a bad team when you lose to the Cardinals…twice!





Dean played offensive and defensive line for the Leicester Longhorns (née Lightning) 2004-2008, specialising in iron-man football and team captain duties whilst completing his degree in American Studies at Leicester Uni.

In 2012-2013 he teamed up with his old coach Duncan Burford for more uniball with the Westminster Dragons, coaching the o-line running the triple option and as assistant offensive coordinator.

Dean loves all things pig-skin as a welcome break from his job managing a hospital. He lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two sons. He is an avid Buffalo Bills fan… so, nobody’s perfect.




Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1