For the first time all season long there were not a ton of wholesale changes to my Wildly Important NFL Power Rankings – and that means one thing: that we're starting to figure out who's a legit contender and who's not. Sure, it's still early and a lot can (and will) change, but for now there's some stability.
NFL POWER RANKINGS
The top four teams remained unchanged this week. The only difference in the top 10? The Vikings jump from No. 7 to fifth, pushing the Rams and Saints a spot. The Bills, Seahawks and Jaguars all stand firm.
The Falcons finally got back into the win column and jump three spots up to the 12 spot. The Cowboys made a major move up – six spots – but their forward progress could be short-lived with the latest Ezekiel Elliott news late Monday night.
Here's how things shake out heading into Week 9: