Sky Sports' Neil Reynolds returns with his 'Pre-Week 8 Power Rankings'. Watch Neil every Sunday LIVE on Sky Sports at 6pm.
The Patriots continue to do just enough on offense and that is perfectly fine because the defense is stifling the life out of every single opponent. Bill Belichick's finest season yet continues to play out.
What a coaching job from Sean Payton in 2019 and his team has now won five from five without the injured Drew Brees. The defense might also be challenging NE as the best in the league.
It's not textbook quarterback play as Lamar Jackson completed just nine passes in Seattle last week. But he did have some drops and should not be viewed as a pure QB - this is a football player!
I'm dinging Seattle a bit for that home loss to Baltimore, but they're still in my top 10. It was a bad day at the office for the run D but Lamar Jackson will do that to most teams he faces this year.
The Bills won last week to improve to 5-1 on the year but that was a worrying performance against Miami. Buffalo trailed for more than 26 minutes and needed defensive heroics to bail them out.
As soon as the believers climb aboard the Texans' bandwagon, this team kicks them off with another display of inconsistency. Performing at a high level from week to week has been a problem.
I don't know what to make of this inconsistent team. I do know this, though... they get into far too many holes early in games and slow starts are very hard to get out of in the NFL.
It feels like we are witnessing the end of the Mitchell Trubisky era in Chicago. But he is not alone in being a massive disappointment. Given his background on offense, the jury is very much out on head coach Matt Nagy as well.
The Steelers are coming off a bye. They need their defense to show up like it did in Week 6 for the rest of this campaign. The AFC wild card spots are still there for the taking if Pittsburgh can get hot.
Minshew Mania grabs our attention every week but let's not forget the impact of Leonard Fournette, who took Cincinnati's will last Sunday. He has 918 yards from scrimmage in seven games this season.
The Bucs are coming off a bye week but reports out of Tampa suggest that Jameis Winston was still intercepted three times!
Who would be a Chargers fan? No one based on the level of support for this team in LA. They know how to put their supporters through the ringer and no team does a greater job of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
I'm willing to give the Daniel Jones development as long as needed because there is little point in going back to Eli. But the shine is coming off this rookie who has now turned it over 11 times since becoming the starter (most in the NFL in that period since Week 3).
Don't get distracted by the 'Sam Darnold sees ghosts' story... this whole team should hang its head in shame after Monday's 33-0 home loss to New England. It's tough sledding for NY's football teams.
I cannot think about Washington's home loss to the San Francisco 49ers - which was played in a downpour - without thinking how good Rob Ryan's hair must have looked. It must have been like a shampoo advert!
The winless Bengals are like an out-of-shape boxer who cannot go the distance. They show some fight in the early rounds but simply run out of steam and get their tails kicked week after week.