The five remaining undefeated teams remain at the top, while the Minnesota Vikings are climbing up our Week 8 power rankings.
Every season since the NFL moved to its current, 12-team playoff format in 1990, four teams have qualified for the playoffs that did not make it the previous year. Through seven weeks of the 2015 regular season, the league is right on track.
If the postseason started today, the Jets, Falcons, Giants and Vikings all would get an invite—none made it last year. The list of party-crashers could grow beyond four this year, too, because of how teams like Oakland, St. Louis, Washington and, of late, Miami are playing.
There is much less drama up top. Five teams are undefeated, and they lead off our latest Power Rankings: