NFL Power Rankings Week 8: After Peyton Manning threw touchdown No. 509 and the defense sacked Colin Kaepernick six times, the Denver Broncos earn the top spot in the NFL Power Rankings.
The last time that the NFL failed to produce at least one 13-game winner was 2002. The Buccaneers, Eagles and Packers all finished at 12-4 that season, everyone else at 11-5 or worse.
Could we be bearing witness to another year where no team separates from the pack?
Possibly. Twenty-one teams already have three losses or more. Just four -- Denver, Dallas, Philadelphia and Arizona -- have made it through the first seven weeks with one loss. The Broncos and Cowboys (the latter already at 6-1) may be most likely to finish at 13-3 or better, but the probability of having a runaway best-record winner is dwindling.
With it, the odds of our most parity-filled finish since the '02 season continue to rise.
On to this week's Power Rankings: