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While the Patriots hold steady at No. 1, the Seahawks and Broncos inch their way closer to the top in this weeks ESPN NFL Power Rankings. ESPNs power panel (a group of more than 80 writers, editors and TV personalities) saw Seattles tie game against Arizona as a plus, moving the team up a spot to No. 2.Methodology note: These rankings reflect who voters think would win in head-to-head matchups. Higher-ranked teams would more often be favored against lower-ranked teams. Coming off a win doesnt guarantee a jump, and coming off a loss doesnt guarantee a fall.Check out the rest of the league and where each team ranks.Previous rankings: Week 7 | Week 6 | Week 5 | Week 4 | Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1 | PreseasonESPN Stats & Information contributed the following research.1. New England Patriots2016 record: 6-1 Week 7 ranking: 1Tom Brady is completing 75.2 percent of his passes this season and has yet to throw an interception. When targeting his tight ends, hes completing 82 percent of his passes. New England travels to Buffalo for a Week 8 divisional grudge match. The Bills shut out the Patriots earlier this season, but Brady wasnt under center for that game and Rob Gronkowski wasnt 100 percent.2. Seattle Seahawks2016 record: 4-1-1 Week 7 ranking: 3The Seahawks have lost only one game so far this season, but things are off in Seattle. For starters, the team is averaging only 3.1 yards per rush this season, second worst in the NFL. A trip to New Orleans could help the Seahawks get the running game back on track.3. Denver Broncos2016 record: 5-2 Week 7 ranking: 5The Broncos moved into a tie with Oakland for the AFC West lead as well as improved to 5-2 after a victory over the Texans on Monday night. Denver is 5-1 with QB Trevor Siemian, who hasnt thrown an interception since Week 2. Siemians one loss? The Chargers, whom Denver hosts in Week 8.4. Dallas Cowboys2016 record: 5-1 Week 7 ranking: 4Well find out soon if the Cowboys stick with Dak Prescott or go back to Tony Romo as the teams starting QB. The decision comes at a critical time for the Cowboys, as they could take a big lead in the NFC East with a win against the Eagles in Week 8. If Romo starts, keep in mind he has won five of his past six games against Philadelphia.5. Minnesota Vikings2016 record: 5-1 Week 7 ranking: 2What a difference a week makes. The Vikings unbeaten season ended at Philadelphia, and QB Sam Bradfords three turnovers sort of reminded us of, well, the old Sam Bradford. Can the Vikings get back on track Monday night against the 1-6 Bears?6. Green Bay Packers2016 record: 4-2 Week 7 ranking: 10Green Bay picked up the win in Week 7, but how long can it survive with wide receivers playing running back? The Packers got seven yards from halfbacks, which worked against the Bears, but the host Falcons will provide a much tougher test this week.7. Arizona Cardinals2016 record: 3-3-1 Week 7 ranking: 13The good news is the Cardinals havent lost games and havent committed a turnover in each of their past three games. But it could be tough to feel good after that Week 7 tie with Seattle. Arizona looks to get revenge on the Panthers in Carolina this week.8. Pittsburgh Steelers2016 record: 4-3 Week 7 ranking: 7QB Landry Jones looked pretty good Sunday until the fourth quarter, when he went 9-of-20 passing. The Steelers bye this week will give Ben Roethlisberger time to heal without missing a game, but Jones could be in line for a few more starts before Big Ben returns.9. Kansas City Chiefs2016 record: 4-2 Week 7 ranking: 11The Chiefs continue to find ways to win, but does anyone fear them? They have a 4-2 record and the fourth-best turnover differential but only a plus-13 point differential. The Chiefs head to Indianapolis this week riding a two-game winning streak.10. Atlanta Falcons2016 record: 4-3 Week 7 ranking: 6The Falcons still sit atop the NFC South despite losing two in a row but they need to stop the bleeding. A home game against the Packers, who have won three straight against Atlanta, and two tough road games (Bucs, Eagles) await the Falcons before their Week 11 bye.11. Oakland Raiders2016 record: 5-2 Week 7 ranking: 14The Raiders are still chilling at the top of the AFC West standings, but are they for real? Of the five-win teams this season, the Raiders by far have the worst point differential (plus-6). A trip to Tampa in Week 8 could help bolster that margin though.12. Philadelphia Eagles2016 record: 4-2 Week 7 ranking: 15The Eagles have one offensive touchdown in their past two games. Their defense has one touchdown in that span, and their special teams unit has two. Its never a bad thing to get points from defense and special teams, but QB Carson Wentz needs to start moving the ball again, especially at Dallas in Week 8.13. Cincinnati Bengals2016 record: 3-4 Week 7 ranking: 16If you cant stop A.J. Green, its going to be tough to beat the Bengals. Case in point: Green is averaging 10 receptions and 174 yards in wins this season, compared with five receptions and 63 yards in losses. Washington will take its turn trying to stop Green this week.14. San Diego Chargers2016 record: 3-4 Week 7 ranking: 19The Chargers defense still has some problems, but pass rush is not one of them. Rookie defensive end Joey Bosa has recorded 4.0 total sacks in two of his three games and San Diego ranks in the top 10 in sacks and pressure percentage. Theyll be chasing after the Broncos in Week 8.15. Detroit Lions2016 record: 4-3 Week 7 ranking: 21Matthew Stafford has thrown 11 touchdowns with no picks in the Lions four wins this season, leading a fourth-quarter comeback in each game. Eventually the Lions may win by more than a score, but theyll have their work cut out for them in upcoming games at Houston and at Minnesota.16. Buffalo Bills2016 record: 4-3 Week 7 ranking: 8The Bills couldnt get their ground game going against the Dolphins and they lost, a common theme for them this season. The Bills are averaging 73 rushing yards in losses and 212 rushing yards in wins. They ripped off 134 the first time they played the Patriots in Week 4. Can they do it again this week?17. Houston Texans2016 record: 4-3 Week 7 ranking: 17The Texans have been held without an offensive touchdown twice this season. They have nine offensive touchdowns on the year, fewest in the NFL. If they cant find the end zone against the Lions in Week 8 -- who rank in the bottom five in defensive efficiency -- Houston will have a problem.18. New York Giants2016 record: 4-3 Week 7 ranking: 12The Giants head into their bye 4-3, having won two straight after losing three straight after winning two straight. It has been a streaky season for first-year head coach Ben McAdoo and the G-Men, who are one of three teams with a winning record and a negative point differential this season.19. Washington Redskins2016 record: 4-3 Week 7 ranking: 9The Redskins have allowed a game-winning score in the final five minutes in two of their three losses this season. Those could come back to haunt them with the NFC East as tight as it is. The Redskins travel to London to face Cincinnati this week.20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers2016 record: 3-3 Week 7 ranking: 28Raise your hand if you thought it would be Jacquizz Rodgers who would be saving the Buccaneers season. Rodgers has posted his first two career 100-yard rushing games his past two games, rushing a total of 56 times. Rodgers & Co. will look to repeat against the Raiders in Week 8.21. Baltimore Ravens2016 record: 3-4 Week 7 ranking: 18The Ravens have lost four straight games for the first time since 2007 (when they lost nine straight), so this Week 8 bye probably couldnt have come at a better time. QB Joe Flacco has a lot to figure out: He has just two touchdown passes in his past five games.22. Carolina Panthers2016 record: 1-5 Week 7 ranking: 23The Panthers return to the field after a bye in hopes of ending a four-game losing streak. It wont be the NFC Championship Game rematch we all expected at the start of this season, but it could be a chance for Carolina to right the ship. The Panthers scored 49 against Arizona in the 2015 playoffs.23. Tennessee Titans2016 record: 3-4 Week 7 ranking: 22The Titans could be a lot better if they didnt have to play at home (1-3 this season). Tennessee is 2-10 at home with a minus-15 turnover differential the past two seasons (4-7, minus-3 on the road). Another home game awaits for the Titans on Thursday against Jacksonville.24. Indianapolis Colts2016 record: 3-4 Week 7 ranking: 24QB Andrew Luck is on pace for career highs in completion percentage, touchdown-interception ratio and Total QBR this season, yet the Colts are below .500. And believe it or not, after winning in Week 7 at Tennessee, Luck has a chance to win consecutive starts for the first time since 2014 when Indy hosts Kansas City in Week 8.25. New Orleans Saints2016 record: 2-4 Week 7 ranking: 20Its rare for the Saints defense to hold opponents to fewer than 30 points, but New Orleans has not taken advantage of those rare instances. They are 0-2 in such games this season. The defense could hold again against Seattle this week, but points will be tough to come by.26. Miami Dolphins2016 record: 3-4 Week 7 ranking: 27O.J. Simpson. Earl Campbell. Ricky Williams. Jay Ajayi. Those are the only players in NFL history to rush for 200 yards in back-to-back games. The Dolphins are on bye this week, though, so well have to wait until Week 9 to see if Ajayi can make it three straight.27. Los Angeles Rams2016 record: 3-4 Week 7 ranking: 26The case for Case is starting to run thin as the Rams have lost three straight, with Keenum throwing an interception on the Rams final drive each time. With a bye this week, will the Rams have made any changes when we see them against Carolina in Week 9?28. New York Jets2016 record: 2-5 Week 7 ranking: 25Since QB Geno Smith is done for the season, the Jets will have no choice but to believe in the Fitz-magic again. It shouldnt take much magic, no matter who starts, to beat the 0-7 Browns this week.29. Jacksonville Jaguars2016 record: 2-4 Week 7 ranking: 29The Jaguars get their opportunity to shine in prime time Thursday against the Titans. If their first six games are any indication, they wont be making a good first impression at the start of the game: The Jaguars have an NFL-worst minus-44 point differential in the first half.30. Chicago Bears2016 record: 1-6 Week 7 ranking: 30QB Jay Cutler is back. He was hurt on Monday night in Week 2 and hell make his return on Monday night in Week 8. Hell have to face the Vikings, against whom he has lost three straight. They boast a defense with the most takeaways and fewest points and yards allowed this season. Good luck with that.31. San Francisco 49ers2016 record: 1-6 Week 7 ranking: 31Forget the 49ers quarterback situation for now. In seven games, the 49ers have allowed 1,296 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. Only three running backs have hit those marks for an entire season since 2013, and the 49ers have yielded it in seven games. Guess what theyll be working on during their bye?32. 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IRVING, Texas -- Conference USA goes into a new season with no changes in its lineup of teams for the first time since 2012.The league has the same 13 teams that competed for the title last season, including defending champion Western Kentucky.There will be at least one change in 2017 with UABs return after a two-season hiatus, and who knows what happens if there is another national shift of teams. The Big 12, a Power Five conference headquartered just around the corner from the C-USA office, is considering expansion of its 10-team league.Were not blind to the fact that thats kind of what has been a hot topic the last couple of years ... and now it looks like its going to pick back up, WKU coach Jeff Brohm said. If we take care of our business and try to be a contender every year in the league, eventually good things will happen, but we like exactly where were at right now.Marshall coach Doc Holliday agrees, adding, Im not sure any of the other Group of Five is a better league than what we have right now.C-USA had 12 teams from 2005-12, though some teams changed during that span. There were 14 teams in 2013 with a bakers dozen in 2014, and again last year when FBS newcomer Charlotte came in as UAB temporarily shut down its program.THE FAVORITES:East Division: With a 5,000-yard passer last season, WKU averaged 50 points without losing a C-USA game. The Hilltoppers return all five starting offensive linemen, a record-setting receiver and a 1,000-yard rusher, but quarterback Brandon Doughty was a seventh-round NFL pick. WKUs toughest league games are on the road, at the other East favorites -- Middle Tennessee with its father-son coach-quarterback combo (Rick Stockstill is dean of C-USA coaches in his 11th season) and Marshall off three consecutive 10-win seasons -- and Louisiana Tech.West Division: Southern Miss, the alma mater of Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, was the most-improved FBS team last season, six wins better at 9-5 while winning the West and going to its first bowl game since 2011. Coach Todd Monken left for the NFL as offensive coordinator in Tampa Bay, but USMs record-setting quarterback is back. Fourth-year Louisiana Tech coach Skip Holtz (13-3 in C-USA games the last two years) has created the kind of depth that could help the Bulldogs overcomee the loss of running back Kenneth Dixon (26 total TDs) and their quarterback.ddddddddddddTOP PLAYERS- Southern Miss quarterback Nick Mullens. After 4,476 yards passing and 38 TDs last season, Mullens could emerge as a top NFL prospect as a senior.- WKU receiver Taywan Taylor. A nice target for the Hilltoppers new quarterback after 86 catches for 1,467 yards and 17 TDs last season.- Florida Athletic defensive end Trey Hendrickson. The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder, C-USAs sack leader, had more than one sack in five games.- Louisiana Tech receiver Trent Taylor. Undersized at 5-8, he is big catching passes: 99 catches for 1,282 yards last year.- Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill. The lefty completed two-thirds of his passes (4,005 yards, 30 TDs, nine interceptions) as a freshman starting for his dad.NEW FACES- Marshall linebacker Davon Durant. A top junior college player who first went to Arizona State and got dismissed there, Durant could be a key player for a defense that lost seven starters.- North Texas coach Seth Littrell. North Carolinas play-caller the past two seasons hopes to have the same kind of spread-out, high-scoring offense in his first head coaching job.- Southern Miss coach Jay Hopson. Twice a Golden Eagles assistant in the past, Hopson was Alcorn States coach the past four years.- UTSA coach Frank Wilson. A first-time college coach after six seasons as LSUs recruiting coordinator.ON THE HOT SEAT- Ron Turner, FIU. The Panthers have gone from one to four to five wins under Turner. With a quarterback, running back and receiver among nine returning offensive starters, they need to be even better.- Charlie Partridge, Florida Atlantic. After consecutive 3-9 seasons, the Owls have 15 returning starters from a team that lost four games by a touchdown or less.-Brad Lambert, Charlotte. There are 19 fifth-year seniors who came as freshmen for the programs inception in 2012, a year before the first game. 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