Oakland Raiders: Week 8 Power Rankings

Coming off the heels of their 37-29 win over the San Diego Chargers, the Oakland Raiders currently hold a 3-3 record and stand alone in second place in the AFC West.

With a Week 8 showdown with the New York Jets now on the horizon, let's take a look at what the national media is saying about the Silver and Black.

Week 8 Ranking: 14

Week 7 Ranking: 19

Movement: Up 5

Analysis: "This Raiders team may be arriving a year earlier than we thought. At 3-3, they now face a critical double-dip against the Jets and Steelers over the next two weeks. Both teams that sit ahead of them in the AFC wild-card race."


Week 8 Ranking: 16

Week 7 Ranking: 23

Movement: Up 7

Analysis: "How good is Amari Cooper? According to Elias Sports Bureau, he's the first rookie with three 100-yard receiving games in his team's first six games since Mike Ditka in 1961."


Week 8 Ranking: 14

Week 7 Ranking: 24

Movement: Up 10

Analysis: "Derek Carr has made an incredible leap in Year 2, and a lot of credit goes to Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie. Oakland's rebuilt offensive line has been one of the NFL's best in pass protection and low-cost skill position players Latavius Murray and Michael Crabtree have made a major impact."


Week 8 Ranking: 15

Week 7 Ranking: 18

Movement: Up 3

Analysis: "Positive vibes all around for the Raiders. In fact, on "NFL Now Gameday Blitz" this past Sunday, I felt compelled to remind all of our analysts that they had better include Oakland in the AFC wild-card discussion. We went around the set, with guys naming numerous teams -- and nary a mention of the Silver and Black. I'm here for you, Raider Nation.

The key for this group now will be to not let up like we saw in Chicago a few weeks back. That's your gig, Jack Del Rio.

In other news, only Todd Gurley is attempting to take a little bottle of whiteout to Amari Cooper's Offensive Rookie of the Year Award."


Week 8 Ranking: 14

Week 7 Ranking: 18

Movement: Up 4

Analysis: "The best team in the Bay Area is suddenly the one that doesn't have a swanky new stadium."


Week 8 Ranking: 17

Week 7 Ranking: 19

Movement: Up 2

Analysis: "QB Derek Carr has two road wins this year after notching none as a rookie – good sign this team is ready to take off."


Week 8 Ranking: 19

Week 7 Ranking: 20

Movement: Up 1

Analysis: "Rookie receiver Amari Cooper's pace after six games: 88 catches, 1,384 yards, eight touchdowns."

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