Football fans, the first half of the 2017 NFL season is over, and the Philadelphia Eagles — who are 7-1 — are the top team heading into Week 9. The Carson Wentz-led Eagles took care of business against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 8. Philadelphia is now on a six-game winning streak.
The Minnesota Vikings also traveled across the pond and defeated the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. In fact, Minnesota cracked the top five on ESPN's power rankings. ESPN also has the New Orleans Saints and Houston in the top 10. Of course.
Yahoo Sports' power rankings look similar to ESPN's, but the Saints are the No. 6 team. And the Carolina Panthers finally made it back into the top 10 after defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 8.
Even though the Los Angeles Rams had a bye week in Week 8, they are the No. 2 team on NFL.com's power rankings. Also, the Vikings, Saints, Buffalo Bills, and Jacksonville Jaguars are in the top 10.
CBS Sports' power rankings has the Rams in the top 5. The Bills and Vikings are also in the top. Both teams continue to climb each list every week. However, the Oakland Raiders are out of the top 20 on each list. Their offense is inconsistent at best, and the defense is struggling to make plays.
Like every week, SB Nation released its Hope Rankings heading into Week 9. No, this isn't your ordinary power rankings list — but this list gives fans an idea of which team has the most hope going into Week 9. Once again, the Eagles are on top of this list, and New Orleans is still in the top five.
Like in weeks past, the 49ers and the Cleveland Browns couldn't collect a win — and both teams are at the bottom of each power rankings list. At this point, one of these teams will have the first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
NFL Power Rankings entering Week 9
|1||Philadelphia Eagles||Philadelphia Eagles||Philadelphia Eagles|
|2||New England Patriots||Kansas City Chiefs||Los Angeles Rams|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs||New England Patriots||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|4||Pittsburgh Steelers||Pittsburgh Steelers||Kansas City Chiefs|
|5||Minnesota Vikings||Seattle Seahawks||New England Patriots|
|6||Seattle Seahawks||New Orleans Saints||Seattle Seahawks|
|7||Dallas Cowboys||Los Angeles Rams||Minnesota Vikings|
|8||Los Angeles Rams||Minnesota Vikings||New Orleans Saints|
|9||New Orleans Saints||Atlanta Falcons||Buffalo Bills|
|10||Houston Texans||Carolina Panthers||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|11||Buffalo Bills||Buffalo Bills||Houston Texans|
|12||Carolina Panthers||Houston Texans||Dallas Cowboys|
|13||Atlanta Falcons||Dallas Cowboys||Carolina Panthers|
|14||Jacksonville Jaguars||Washington||Los Angeles Chargers|
|15||Detroit Lions||Jacksonville Jaguars||Atlanta Falcons|
|16||Green Bay Packers||Detroit Lions||Washington|
|17||Denver Broncos||Los Angeles Chargers||Chicago Bears|
|18||Washington||Tennessee Titans||Detroit Lions|
|19||Tennessee Titans||Baltimore Ravens||Tennessee Titans|
|20||Cincinnati Bengals||Denver Broncos||Baltimore Ravens|
|21||Oakland Raiders||Oakland Raiders||Denver Broncos|
|22||Los Angeles Chargers||Green Bay Packers||Oakland Raiders|
|23||Baltimore Ravens||Cincinnati Bengals||Green Bay Packers|
|24||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Miami Dolphins||Cincinnati Bengals|
|25||Miami Dolphins||Chicago Bears||New York Jets|
|26||New York Jets||New York Jets||Arizona Cardinals|
|27||Chicago Bears||Arizona Cardinals||Miami Dolphins|
|28||Arizona Cardinals||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|29||Indianapolis Colts||New York Giants||New York Giants|
|30||New York Giants||Indianapolis Colts||Indianapolis Colts|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||San Francisco 49ers||San Francisco 49ers|
|32||Cleveland Browns||Cleveland Browns||Cleveland Browns|
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