Week 8 Power Rankings: Spark plugs for all 32 teams
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The Cowboys made waves on Monday, sending a first-round pick to the Raiders for Amari Cooper. Dallas can’t afford to be too patient with its new wide receiver while he adjusts to a new offense, as the Cowboys’ passing attack ranks among the worst in the league. In a tight division race, the Cowboys need Cooper to produce quickly.
Who else can be those crucial difference-makers? As you sift through the Week 8 NFL Power Rankings, we have a player on all 32 teams who needs to crank it up a few notches to help shore up a weakness.
How we rank the teams: Our power panel — a group of more than 80 writers, editors and TV personalities — evaluated how all 32 teams stack up through the first seven weeks of the season.
Week 7 ranking: 1
Need more from: P Johnny Hekker. There’s not much to gripe about with the Rams’ 7-0 start, and they don’t punt often — but when they do, Hekker hasn’t been as productive as last year. The Rams are averaging the third-fewest