Different approach to the Power Rankings for Week 8. Oh, don't worry -- the usual suspects lurk around the bottom of the order. And, of course, there are plenty of slots you won't agree with ...
This week, with midseason approaching, we're going to try to provide some basis as to why teams are where they are and, to cite a Parcells-ism, are what they are. The only thing worse than trying to rank 32 clubs when over half of them are either 3-4, 3-3 or 4-3 is retyping a 2,500-word article after your Mac decided to AutoSave the wrong thing and AutoRecovery acted like it never happened. Yep, the old computer went all Warren Report on its owner.
And per the norm, don't tap the brakes on the dissension.
Power Rankings side note: Over the last two weeks, Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 680 yards, nine touchdowns and zero picks, completing over 70 percent of his passes and posting a 140.8 passer rating. Dude.