Week 8 Power Poll: Atlanta Falcons hold off Houston Texans


  • NFL.com
  • Published: Oct. 23, 2012 at 02:17 a.m.
  • Updated: Oct. 23, 2012 at 09:21 a.m.


Teams ranked Nos. 1 through 32, as voted on by a panel of 13 NFL.com and NFL Network experts. Total points based on 32 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 32nd-place vote. Don't agree with the experts? Create your own rankings.
Rank Team W-L 1st Votes Last Votes Points
1 Atlanta Falcons 6-0 7 - 410
2 Houston Texans 6-1 4 - 400
3 1 New York Giants 5-2 1 - 387
4 1 Chicago Bears 5-1 1 - 377
5 1 San Francisco 49ers 5-2 - - 373
6 1 Green Bay Packers 4-3 - - 339
7 New England Patriots 4-3 - - 328
8 5 Baltimore Ravens 5-2 - - 327
9 1 Denver Broncos 3-3 - - 305
10 1 Minnesota Vikings 5-2 - - 297
11 2 Seattle Seahawks 4-3 - - 296
12 3 Pittsburgh Steelers 3-3 - - 279
13 2 Philadelphia Eagles 3-3 - - 255
14 3 Dallas Cowboys 3-3 - - 230
15 1 Washington Redskins 3-4 - - 223
16 3 Arizona Cardinals 4-3 - - 215
17 2 San Diego Chargers 3-3 - - 207
18 2 Miami Dolphins 3-3 - - 190
19 1 Cincinnati Bengals 3-4 - - 181
20 1 New York Jets 3-4 - - 170
21 3 New Orleans Saints 2-4 - - 154
22 1 St. Louis Rams 3-4 - - 146
23 3 Indianapolis Colts 3-3 - - 135
24 2 Detroit Lions 2-4 - - 129
25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-4 - - 119
26 1 Tennessee Titans 3-4 - - 114
27 4 Buffalo Bills 3-4 - - 79
28 1 Oakland Raiders 2-4 - - 65
29 1 Carolina Panthers 1-5 - - 58
30 Cleveland Browns 1-6 - 2 34
31 Jacksonville Jaguars 1-5 - 6 25
32 Kansas City Chiefs 1-5 - 5 22


Voters in the NFL.com Power Poll: Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charley Casserly, Heath Evans, Daniel Jeremiah, Michael Lombardi, Willie McGinest, Shaun O'Hara, Gregg Rosenthal, Darren Sharper, Kurt Warner, Brian Webber, Steve Wyche.